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Pence tells Naval Academy graduates they have a friend in Trump

May 26th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Vowing that the Trump administration would "rebuild the military," Vice President Mike Pence told the Naval Academy's graduating class on Friday that they should be confident their commander-in-chief would have their support as they begin a career of service.

"President Donald Trump is the best friend the armed forces of the United States will ever have," Pence said during his commencement address at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. "The era of budget cuts of the armed forces of the United States is over."

In a speech more heavily focused on Pence's thoughts on leadership than on politics, the vice president pointed to funding legislation approved this month by Congress that included an increase in defense spending, as well as the administration's plan to boost military funding by $54 billion next year.

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