The Commander in Chief arrived in Norfolk, Virginia Saturday, accompanied by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper, to send off the Navy hospital ship, USNS Comfort, as it will relieve hospitals in New York that are filling up with coronavirus patients. The ship will be docking in the nation’s “hot spot”, New York City, on Monday and ahead of schedule, after undergoing maintenance.
President Donald Trump spoke ahead of the ship’s departure, vowing to America: “With the grace of God, we will win this war, and we will win this war quickly with as little death as possible.”
“The USNS Comfort, which is really something, will embark for New York City, where they will join the ranks of tens of thousands of amazing doctors, nurses, and medical professionals who are battling to save American lives,” the Commander in Chief said.
“This great ship behind me is a 70,000-ton message of hope and solidarity to the incredible people of New York, a place I know very well, a place I love. We’re here for you, we’re fighting for you and we’re with you all the way and we always will be. You have the unwavering support of the entire nation, the entire government, and the entire American people,” he expressed.
“With the courage of our doctors and nurses, with the skill of our scientists and innovators, with the determination of the American people and with the grace of God, we will win this war, and we will win this war quickly, with as little death as possible,” the president vowed. “And when we achieve our victory, this victory, your victory, we will emerge stronger and more united than ever before. We are going to be at a level of preparedness, in case something should ever happen like this again. And, God willing it won’t.”
“I cannot be more thankful to the American people, and I can say this from the bottom of my heart, I am very proud to be your president,” the Commander in Chief proclaimed, before saluting the USNS Comfort. (Video Below)
The Commander in Chief saluting the USNS Comfort:
President Trump sends off the USNS Comfort as it departs to New York. pic.twitter.com/LGE7BsSbR6
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President Trump’s full remarks: