22 Jul '17, 5pm

Trump helps commission $12.9 billion aircraft carrier:

NORFOLK, Va. — President Donald Trump helped commission the USS Gerald R. Ford on Saturday and declared that the most advanced aircraft carrier to join the Navy will cause America's enemies to "shake with fear" whenever they see its form cutting across the horizon. "I hereby place United States Ship Gerald R. Ford in commission," Trump said after delivering a speech in which he praised the U.S. military and the American labor that went into building the 100,000 ton, $12.9 billion warship. "May God bless and guide this warship and all who shall sail in her," Trump said. He was followed shortly by Susan Ford Bales, the ship's sponsor and daughter of the 38th president, whom the ship honors. "There is no one, absolutely no one, who would be prouder of the commissioning of this mighty ship than the president of the United States, Gerald R. Ford," she said. "I am honored to giv...

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