President Trump wore a U.S. Navy cap and flight suit when he visited a shipyard in Newport News, Va., to pitch his plan on increasing military spending dramatically.
“In these troubled times, our Navy is the smallest it’s been since World War I,” Trump said. “I just spoke with Navy and industry leaders and have discussed my plans to undertake a major expansion of our entire Navy fleet, including having the 12-carrier Navy we need.”
Trump addressed the pre-commissioning unit of the future USS Gerald R. Ford in Newport News, VA. The $13 billion carrier is the first new design since the USS Nimitz joined the fleet in 1975.
“The proud dignity of the ship is a fitting tribute to Gerald Ford – the man and the president,” Trump said.
“We will give our military the tools you need to prevent war,” Mr. Trump said. “… And if required, to fight war … and only do one thing — you know what that is? Win, Win! We’re going to start winning again.”
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