Donnie Freedom is lending words of encouragement to the students at Liberty University. That guy with yuge plans, but not such yuge hands delivered a commencement speech Saturday morning to a sea of graduating faces in Lynchburg, Virginia. President Donald J. Trump gave his words of wisdom and inspiration to a graduating class, who are likely eager and anxious to make their mark in the world.
“There is no place in the world I’d rather be to give my first commencement address as president,” Trump said during his first commencement speech as POTUS.
“You’re about to begin the greatest adventure of your life,” said the President.
Trump instructs these graduating pupils to never give up, regardless of any adversity that may come their way.
Trump encouraged the 18,000 graduates in attendance to “challenge entrenched interests and failed power structures.”
“Remember this: Nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy,” Trump said. “Following your convictions means you must be willing to face criticism from those who lack the same courage to do what is right, and they know what is right but they don’t have the courage or the guts or the stamina to take it and to do it.”
The 45th president of the United States called on these graduates to “treat the word ‘impossible’ as nothing more than motivation.”
“The more that a broken system tells you that you’re wrong, the more certain you must be that you must keep pushing ahead,” said Trump.
“In my short time in Washington, I’ve seen first-hand how the system is broken,” he said. “A small group of failed voices who think they know everything and understand everyone, want to tell everyone else what to do and how to live and what to think. But you aren’t going to let other people tell you what to believe, especially when you know that you’re right.”
“We don’t need a lecture from Washington, D.C., on how to lead our lives,” Trump said.
Liberty University’s President Jerry Falwell Jr. introduced The Donald and presented him with a honorary doctorate. Falwell acknowledged that the commencement crowd numbered more than 50,000, the highest ever for that school. Liberty’s president was one of President Trump’s earliest supporters. He helped Trump win an amazing 80% of the evangelical vote.
“As long as I am your president, no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith,” The Donald told the graduates. “Whether we are brown, black or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots…and we are all made by the same almighty God.”
Trump even suggested that someone from Liberty University’s 2017 graduating class may just end up president of the United States someday. If The Donald can do it, there may just be a chance for that ambitious graduate looking to shake things up and grab the world by the horns.
Trump is apparently looking for people brave enough to speak up. And don’t look at “outsider” as a dirty word. Let your haters be your motivators, and maybe you can be the leader of the free world too, someday. “Relish the opportunity to be an outsider. Embrace that label…it’s the outsiders who change the world.”
And of course, old rosy cheeks himself couldn’t help but bring up mother’s day. Trump says, “Today is your day, but in all of this excitement, don’t forget that tomorrow is Mother’s Day.”
Here is Donald Trump’s commencement speech at Liberty University in its entirety: