Trump Bashes Critics, Stresses Perseverance During School Speech

Trump Bashes Critics, Stresses Perseverance During School Speech

On "America's Newsroom" today, Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council and a Liberty graduate, said Trump wasn't just addressing the graduates and their families, but all evangelicals across the country. In America, we don't worship government, we worship God.

Trump, who took office on January 20, also sounded familiar campaign themes about a broken system in Washington. He advised students to claim the label of outsider - familiar term from the campaign - and not be afraid of criticism.

Trump told graduates to "treat the word "impossible" as nothing more than motivation" and to embrace being called an "outsider" because "It's the outsiders who change the world".

MCCAMMON: Right. You know, he stayed away from anything too pointedly political for the most part and certainly not the news of the week.

The president made reference to his order during his commencement speech at Liberty University, saying that he "did some very important signings" recently for religious freedom.

"We can make a fast decision", Trump said when asked if there will be a decision before his upcoming foreign trip. But, much as President Obama did in 2016 when he addressed an equally friendly crowd at Howard University, a historically black school in Washington, Trump used his speech to sketch his own political vision.

He was the second sitting president to deliver a commencement address at Liberty after George H.W. Bush, who gave a speech at the university in 1990, according to The Washington Post.

"When the pilgrims landed at Plymouth, they prayed".

Trump also took a couple opportunities to give himself a pat on the back, as well as thank Liberty's largely evangelical Christian population for coming out to vote.

FILE - In this May 4, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. "But you aren't going to let other people tell you what to believe - especially when you know that you're right".

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Lynchburg regional airport, Virginia, U.S., May 13, 2017. Liberty University's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., was among his earliest supporter. In lengthy remarks, he ribbed the school's president, Jerry Falwell Jr., and at one point offered game-by-game commentary on Liberty's upcoming football season, their first in a more competitive college conference, the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Football Bowl Subdivision of independent schools.

Rachel Rippey of Sparta, N.J., said she was inspired by how Trump encouraged students to be unafraid to go against the grain and to fight for their values. The president opened by congratulating the graduates and suggested that for some of them, graduation, like his presidency, required divine intervention.

The leader of Liberty University also recently expressed his appreciation for all Trump has done for Christians since his January inauguration. "I can promise you that".

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