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President Trump addresses dedication, accomplishments, and media in commencement speech

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By Alana Cerrone

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"No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly."

In a reference to the media, President Trump advised the almost 200 graduates of the Coast Guard Academy to never let the critics get them down.

This amidst reports he asked former FBI Director James Comey to shut down an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

The president didn't mention Comey in his speech but he did make mention of his accomplishments thus far.

"I've accomplished a tremendous amount in a very short time as president."

Among them, he says, the border wall…healthcare...and the economy.

"I've loosened up the strangling environmental chains wrapped around our country and our economy, chains so tight that you couldn't do anything, that jobs were going down and we were losing business. We're loosening it up."

Ultimately, President Trump offered his congratulations to the graduates, saying they chose what he calls a 'very noble mission', saving lives, defending the homeland and protecting America's interests.

"You are about to become military families. So starting today I hope you feel the full gratitude of our nation. These fine young cadets are about to take their rightful place on the front line of defense for the United States of America. Cadets, you not only deserve the congratulations, but the gratitude of each and every American. And we all salute you. A proud nation.”

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