Whiny Trump Manages To Make Coast Guard Grad Speech All About Him

"No politician in history — and I say this with great surety — has been treated worse or more unfairly," Trump said during the commencement ceremony.

President Donald Trump's ability to spin speeches to suit his agenda is truly a remarkable skill.

On May 17, Trump spoke to United States Coast Guard Academy graduates, who will be serving at least five years in the United States Coast Guard. 

During the commencement ceremony, Trump managed to insert his views on the media

Trump said, 

"Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair. You will find that things happen to you that you do not deserve, and that are not always warranted. But you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight. Never, ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine." 

Here's where it really gets good. 

"Look at the way I've been treated lately," with this, Trump throws up his hands and shakes his head, "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 I want  thank you  I guess that's why we won. Adversity makes you stronger." 

Shortly after, Trump appeared to call his presidency righteous just before tooting his own horn. 

"The more righteous your fight, the more opposition that you will face. I've accomplished a tremendous amount in a very short time as president. Jobs are pouring back into our country. A brand new Supreme Court Justice, who's going to be fantastic for 45 years. A historic investment in our military. Border crossings — thank you to our general — are down more than 70 percent in just a short period of time. A total record, by the way, by a lot..."

So much for inspiring.

Social media users had a lot to say about Trump's speech, particularly the bit about being treated worse than any other politician.

Watch the complete speech below:

Banner/thumbnail credit: Reuters, Kevin Lamarque 

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