President Donald Trump gave the commencement speech to the Coast Guard Academy class of 2017 on Wednesday, as it is tradition for United States presidents and vice presidents to speak at military academy graduations. But of course, this being Trump, naturally he couldn’t stick to the usual talking points for these type of speaking engagements, such as words of encouragement and advice for the new grads — and therefore was not able to make it through the speech without his trademark airing of grievances.
Things at least started out innocently enough, as the President told the crowd of graduates and their families in attendance:
Now I want to take this opportunity to give you some advice. Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that thins happen to you that you do not deserve, and are not always warranted. But you have to put your head down, and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up, things will work out just fine.