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Trump: America Is Safe Because Coast Guard Is 'Strong'

Trump: America Is Safe Because Coast Guard Is 'Strong'
President Donald Trump congratulates Adm. Karl L. Schultz as Adm. Paul F. Zukunft looks on during a U.S. Coast Guard Change-of-Command Ceremony on June 1, 2018 at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington DC. Vice Adm. Karl L. Schultz will be be the 26th Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard. (Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images)

Friday, 01 June 2018 12:49 PM

President Donald Trump said Friday that America is safe because the U.S. Coast Guard is "strong."

Trump spoke while presiding over a Coast Guard change-of-command ceremony in Washington.  He praised the Coast Guard as the "elite force" that defends borders, patrols the waters, protects U.S. cities, and keeps enemies at bay .

Adm. Karl Schultz became the 26th Coast Guard commandant, succeeding Adm. Paul Zukunft.

Trump thanked Zukunft for a "lifetime of noble service" and expressed "complete confidence" that Schultz will carry out his new responsibilities with "character, strength and devotion."

Trump recalled watching the Coast Guard last year after powerful hurricanes struck Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Trump says no brand has gained more than the Coast Guard and that the public has "tremendous respect" for it.

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President Donald Trump said Friday that America is safe because the U.S. Coast Guard is "strong." Trump spoke while presiding over a Coast Guard change-of-command ceremony in Washington. He praised the Coast Guard as the "elite force" that defends borders, patrols the...
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