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Trump tells Navy grads 'you don't give up'

President Donald Trump salutes as he boards the Marine One helicopter Friday, May 25, 2018, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. Trump is traveling to Annapolis, Md., to address the U.S. Naval Academy graduation ceremonies. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is telling graduates at the United States Naval Academy that "we have begun the great rebuilding of the U.S. military."

Trump says Friday in Annapolis that "we will have the strongest military that we ever had." He added "and when did we ever need it more?"

Trump said the "best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war" and said that if "a fight must come, there is no other alternative. Victory."

Speaking to graduates, Trump praised the military, saying of the Navy "you don't give up, you don't give in." He also stressed his commitment to veterans.

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