The commissioning of the USS Gerald R. Ford was today…A great day! Go Navy! President Trump spoke in support of our military at this emotional ceremony:
FULL CEREMONY – THIS WILL MAKE YOU PROUD!
President Trump has been very supportive of our military from day one. He continues to strengthen and support them unlike the previous administration.
“This morning I will be going to the Commissioning Ceremony for the largest aircraft in the world, The Gerald R. Ford. Norfolk, Va.,” Trump tweeted at 7 a.m. ET Saturday.
The USS Ford is named after the country’s 38th president, who rose to the rank of lieutenant commander in the Navy during World War II.
The USS Ford, which is the first member of the next generation of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, will be welcomed to the fleet with the words: “Man our ship and bring her to life.”
Trump, who visited the carrier in March to promote his plans for a military buildup, told Time magazine this year that the Navy should revert to using steam catapults to launch fighter jets because some of the state-of-the-art systems and technology aboard the USS Ford “costs hundreds of millions of dollars more money and it’s no good.”
Docked at Naval Station Norfolk, the USS Ford eventually will house about 2,600 sailors, 600 fewer than the previous generation of aircraft carriers. The Navy says that will save more than $4 billion over the ship’s 50-year lifespan.
The president’s visit is during “Made in America” week.
Read more: FOX News