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Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders

Trump urges Liberty graduates to be outsiders

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is set to deliver today's commencement address at Liberty University, the evangelical Christian institution that bars LGBT students.

Mr Fallwell's father, Jerry Fallwell Sr., was a famous televangelist and founded the university in Lynchburg, Virginia to serve the American evangelical community.

President Trump said the more that people say something can't be done, "the more you should be absolutely determined to prove them wrong".

Trump on Friday fired FBI Director James Comey.

In his first days in office, President Trump by executive action reinstated the so-called Mexico City policy, derisively known as the "gag rule" - the ban on federal dollars for worldwide family planning agencies that provide abortion-related counseling or services.

Trump spoke at Liberty University in January 2016, drawing some laughs when he referred to one of the Bible's books as "Two Corinthians" instead of the more common "Second Corinthians". "With all the blessings you've been given, what will you give back to this country, and to the world?". He will deliver the commencement address at Liberty University Saturday morning.

As seen in the above video titled "President Trump Makes Remarks at the Liberty University Commencement Ceremony", President Donald Trump found a bunch of fans at Liberty University, as Mr. Trump encouraged the graduating crowd to follow their dreams.

Mr Trump said the missile strike was to establish a "red line" on the use of chemical weapons by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

"As long as I am your president no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith or from preaching what's in your heart", said Trump, an occasional church-goer.




"Just wait until the world hears the football teams you'll be playing on your schedule, starting next season", the president said.

"But you aren't going to let other people tell you what you believe - especially when you know you are right", Trump told Liberty graduates. He urged graduates to "embrace the label" of being an outsider and to not "swim downstream so easily with the current". "Be true to yourself, your country, and your beliefs", he told the graduates.

"[Trump] is greatly looking forward to visiting with Liberty students and faculty who gave him such a warm welcome past year", Spicer said on Friday.

"It's been a little over a year since I've spoken at your lovely campus", Trump said.

"My goal is to not only make sure that it's a great program and great event but that our graduates and our guests have a great experience when they come to the stadium as well", Baker said, noting that there will be food trucks, a bathroom trailer, and even a wireless signal-booster to accommodate early birds during the hours they will spend waiting for the event to commence.

"Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic, because they're people that can't get the job done", he said. Did we dare to defy expectations? George H.W. Bush was the first.

But the majority of his speech was devoted to lofty rhetoric about challenging a "broken system" and persevering in the "critics and doubters".

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