Trump decries unfair treatment by media

Cameron Gross
May 20, 2017

President Donald Trump told the U.S. Coast Guard Academy graduating class Wednesday that success in life requires tenacity, and just as he has fought back against unfair treatment from naysayers they will face obstacles in their lives and will have to "put your head down and fight, fight, fight".

Asked what he thinks of the Trump presidency, Mr Putin said it is up to the American people to judge and his performance can be rated "only when he's allowed to work at full capacity", implying that someone is hampering Mr Trump's efforts.

"Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media", the president said as some in the crowd chuckled. You can't let them get you down.

Trump was offering his advice at the academy's commencement in CT, telling the graduates that they will find that "things are not always fair". "You can't let them get you down, you can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams".

During the address, Trump did not directly mention the latest controversy engulfing his administration over his firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Trump also praised the newly minted Coast Guard officers, emphasizing that they will be an asset as new members of the USA military to his efforts to protect the homeland, protect US harbors and seas from drug smuggling and human trafficking, and keep out "all who seek to do harm to our country".

However, his supporters say they are pleased with his decisive actions and swift decisions on immigration, healthcare and federal funding. He defines that mission as saving lives, defending the homeland and protecting America's interests around the world.

Hundreds of supporters gathered outside the US Coast Guard Academy on Wednesday to welcome Trump to the seaside town.

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He says they will help secure USA borders, partner with allies, pursue terrorists, stop drug smugglers and keep out "all who seek to do harm to our country".

"Donald Trump is not acting like a man who is fit to be President", said a report by Politicus USA, while USA News Post and Occupy Democrats labelled him a "crybaby".

There is also growing pressure from Democrats for an independent commission into his firing of former FBI director James Comey, who was leading an investigation into links between Trump's administration and Russian Federation.

Trump remained uncharacteristically quiet early Wednesday on Twitter, his favored platform for reaching his base. Associates shared the contents of Comey's notes with the media.

"We need the facts", House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, told reporters in reaction to the explosive reports of Trump's request to the now-sacked James Comey, coming on the heels of claims he shared United States secrets with Russian officials in the Oval Office.

It is the president's second appearance before graduates this commencement season.

"No one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sidelines explaining why it can't be done", Trump told graduates at the evangelical school in Lynchburg, Va.

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