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  President and First Lady Attend Celebration of Military Mothers  CSPAN  May 12, 2019 10:45pm-11:01pm EDT

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>> good afternoon, everyone. please sit down. welcome to the white house. we have second lady here with us and vice president. thank you for being here today. you and your team are dedicated to helping our military families and continue to do great work. thank you very much. [applause] mrs. trump: every day should be a celebration of mothers. as a mother myself, i can relate to all that it takes
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to raise a child. motherhood is a blessing. it is joyous and delightful and at times, it is challenging and worrisome, but the love between a mother and child strengthens us, helps us grow and provides a deeper meaning to all of our lives. when i became first lady of the united states, i knew it was an opportunity to raise awareness about the issue i care so much about, the well-being of children. earlier this week, i celebrated anniversary of be best, my initiative to encourage children to be best in their individual paths in life. over the past year, i have talked with parents, students and teachers at schools. i have visited doctors, nurses and patients at hospitals and care facilities of large and small companies and seen the amazing work and the results of people who care.
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leadership is one of the most valuable traits we can teach our children and i can't think of no better place where this is cultivated than our military. i have had the great privilege of meeting many members of our military. in march, the second lady and i visited fort bragg and had the opportunity to see incredible possibilities of some of our military personnel. this demonstrates our armed forces 100% and that includes taking care of the families that sacrifice greatly so their loved ones can serve our country. [applause] mrs. trump: it is an honor to have each of you join us today. the president and i are grateful to you and your families for all that you're doing for our great
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nation. because of the sacrifices made by your sons, daughters, husbands and wives, we as a country, enjoy the security of raising our children in the greatest country of the world. the united states of america. [cheers and applause] mrs. trump: thank you again for being here and i hope you enjoy yourselves. everyone in this room deserves to be celebrated. god bless you and your families and god bless the united states of america. and happy mothers' day. it is my honor to ask the president to say a few words. [cheers and applause] president trump: melania, you did a beautiful job in
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organizing this incredible celebration of america's military mothers. i love my mother. i miss my mother. military moms are the backbone of america. i know it is still two days away, but i wish everybody right now a very happy mothers' day. happy mothers' day everybody. [cheers and applause] president trump: we are pleased to be joined by our great vice president mike pence. stand up, mike. [cheers and applause] president trump: stand up, mike. doing a great job. and our wonderful second lady, karen pence. karen, thank you. [cheers and applause] president trump: proud military family and tremendous advocates for our warriors and loved ones. i want to express our incredible
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appreciation to all of you, the moms serving our nation in uniform, the mothers of our great heroes and the moms with spouses who serve in the armed forces. your unwavering dedication and support strengthens our entire nation. today we honor you, we celebrate you and salute you and everything that you do so many things, so many great things for our country. to the active duty moms here today, we thank you for your courage and we applaud your noble service. you have two of the most important jobs in the world, bravely defending america from our enemies and helping to raise the next generation of american patriots. you have spent mothers' days -- come on -- [cheers and applause] president trump: you have spent mothers' days on ships out at sea and bases and far-away lands
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and staring down threats in very, very dangerous areas and you have done it all out of love for family, country and for duty. our nation is forever in your debt. thank you very much. great job. [cheers and applause] president trump: we are honored to be joined today by the moms whose spouses are serving in the military. we know that you also make that tremendous sacrifice for your country, so much so, they would never be as successful without you, i have to tell you. and most of them know that. [cheers and applause] president trump: most of them. i'm not sure all of them know that, but most of them know that. when you marry an american warrior, you became part of an elite group of heroes. as military spouses you help carry your families through
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moves and deployments. you care for your fellow military families and sustain our service members through their most difficult battle. you know that one of the great challenges of military spouses is to find a meaningful job as you move and support of your active duty spouse. that's why one year ago i took action to increase employment opportunities, as you probably know -- i hope you are taking advantage of it, i'm sure your of military spouses all across our nation. >> thank you. president trump: who said that? stand up. who said that? [cheers and applause] president trump: thank you. we want military spouses to be able to pursue their careers and help their families thrive. finally, to the moms in this room who raised children, you have given our country a gift
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beyond measure. you raised your children to live by the sacred values of loyalty, patriotism and service. the greatest honor of my life is serving as your commander in chief. this extraordinary group of men and women and there is nobody like you on the face of the earth. the heroes of the american armed forces are more courageous, selfless and fearless than any fighting force in all of human history -- so true. and mike and i have worked very, very long and hard -- our military is now regaining strength like it's never had before. we had budgets of $700 billion, far, far more than ever before. and this year, $716 billion and i know we are going for $750 billion and we had a very depleted military and you know
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it better than i did and it is now something special. hopefully we don't have to use it. they are going to look at it and say we don't want to mess with them, right? [laughter] president trump: our military is in great shape. i want you to know. anybody have any questions? it really is. thank you. [cheers and applause] president trump: i just have to say our nation is eternally grateful to our military mothers, your love, devotion keeps america safe, strong proud and free. today and every day, we thank god for our military moms. you have always been there for us and my administration will always be there for you. and you know that. you know that. [cheers and applause] president trump: i just want to
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finish by saying let me once again wish everyone in this room a very, very happy mothers' day. you are very special people. i don't even know how special you are. you work so hard and sometimes you don't realize it. you are very, very special people. i want to say you god bless you and god bless our great country. god bless america. thank you. [cheers and applause] >> thank you. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit]
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