President Donald Trump gives a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut on Wednesday.
Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine. Look at the way I've been treated lately, especially by the media. No politician in history, and I say this with great surety, has been treated worse or more unfairly. You can't let them get you down. You can't let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams. ... I guess that's why we won.
President Trump complained that “no politician in history … has been treated worse or more unfairly" during a commencement speech at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut Wednesday.
The comments were his first since reports Tuesday night that he asked FBI Director James Comey, since fired, to drop an investigation of Trump's former national security advisor. Trump had also refrained from tweeting for 21 hours, a rarity in the midst of controversy.
Though the speech contained much of the traditional praise for the new graduates, and ceremonial pardons of their "oversights or slight violations," it was also laced with Trump's hallmark defiance and boastfulness that put himself at the center.