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  President Trump Delivers Remarks on Rebuilding the Military  CSPAN  March 2, 2017 2:21pm-2:47pm EST

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and no hearing. no witnesses. and i presume no c.b.o. score to tell us how much that legislation is going to cost. now mr. leader, two things. andis certainly less global impactful but nevertheless important. i'm sure the gentleman met with the governors when they were in town as i did. they met on a bipartisan basis. i met with a lot of republican governors and democratic governors together. they're very concerned, as you know, not only about the a.c.a., which we talked about, which they have great concerns the impact on their states, republicans and democrats, of the repeal of the medicaid
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next to youtand up and defend her still today cuz their ain't no doubt that i love this land d bless the u.s.a.
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i'm proud to be an american where at least i know i'm free and i won't forget the man who died -- gave me that right to me ♪ >> mr. president, mr. secretary, admiral richardson and thank you again, admiral for my national aviator selection. officers and crew of the uss gerald r. ford, mike, jennifer newport news ship builders, distinguished guests and ladies and gentlemen. welcome, what a magnificent this is for the young life of this mighty ship. [applause]
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>> mr. president, you have spoken passionately about america's greatness and there are no finer examples of that greatness than the two groups that are before you here today, he crew of the uss gerald r. rd and the newport news ship builders. [cheers and applause] >> hopefully we all be together in norfolk this summer to commission this ship. and let me add a special thank you to the navy leaders for your continuing efforts to find a solution to pier 11 dilemma and for the commissioning. thank you very much. to my fellow newport news shipbuilders, this is my 17th visit to our ship.
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your patriotic commitment to excellence is reflected in every rivet and every bolt. therefore, i am very proud to say, as dad most certainly would be, congratulations, fellow shipbuilders and thank you. i'm reminded -- [cheers and applause] >> -- a speech that dad gave on may 3, 1975. that day my dad commissioned the w aircraft carrier the ussnimetz. four decades after it was commissioned, the words that dad spoke that day are still spot on and accurate. the president, it's as if we can ear dad's voice speaking to us about the uss gerald r. ford.
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quote, i gee this great ship as united states of our immense resources and skilled workers and our boundless energy and our military strength. wherever this ship flies her flag, she will be a symbol of the united states' strength. made in america and operated by americans. cheers and applause] >> whether her mission is one of humanity, plomacy or this aircraft carrier will commend awe and admiration from some, caution from others and respect from all, end quote.
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so ladies and gentlemen, to those who threaten our homeland or our liberties, let the word 100,000 very soon, tons of the most powerful warship ever known will report r duty to her commander in chief. concombratlations, crew members. and god speed. therefore, ladies and gentlemen, as the ship's sponsor of the uss gerald are ford and on behalf of the president of the united states, it is the high honor and introduce and welcome to dad's namesake aircraft carrier, e 45th president of the united states donald j. trump. cheers and applause]
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don't worry. think of that. [cheers and applause] president trump: in these troubled times, our navy is the smallest it's been since world war i. that's a long time ago. in fact, i just spoke with navy and industry leaders and have discussed my plan to undertake a major expansion of our navy fleet including having the 12-carrier navy we need. and we need greater force levels. additionally, we must vastly improve our cyber capabilities. this great rebuilding effort will create many jobs in virginia and all across america and will also spur new technology and new innovation. america has always been the
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country that boldly leads the world into the future. and my budget will ensure we do so and continue to do exactly that. american ships will sail the seas. american planes will sore the skies. american workers will build our leets. america's military will ensure that even the darkest nights and throughout a bright and glowing sun will always shine on our nation and our people. our navy is great. our navy is great. ur people are great. [applause] president trump: our republic will meet any challenge, defeat
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any danger, face any threat and also seek true and lasting peace. may god bless our military. may god bless our navy. ay god bless the wonderful gerald ford family. and may god continue to bless the united states of america. thank you very much. [applause] ♪
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>> a growing number of republicans joined democratic leaders to call for attorney general jeff sessions to step aside in the investigation of russian interference. president trump said there is no need and he retained total confidence. here is what nancy pelosi had to say today.
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ms. pelosi: good morning. what a week, huh? last night we learned that jeff sessions, the attorney general of the united states, lied under oath to his colleagues in the senate and to the american people about his communications with the russians. there are standards of professional conduct for attorneys. especially the top law enforcement officer in our country. what is the message that that sends to the country, to the lawyers in the state department, to the american bar association, which has standards of moral -- of professional conduct, to the state of alabama, which has standards for professional conduct, for its attorneys? the fact that the attorney general, the top cop in our country, lied under oath to the american people is grounds for him to resign. is grounds for him to resign. he has proved that he is unqualified and unfit to serve in that position of trust. almost every week we discover new evidence of secret communications between senior trump officials and the russian agents. >> i would refer to the senate judiciary committee and i checked the transcipts and i