President Trump gave the commencement speech during the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s graduation exercises today.
He was given a ceremonial sword by military officers during the ceremony.
After receiving the sword, Trump’s Department of Homeland Security Secretary made a humorous comment to Trump that was caught on video. From The Daily Caller News Foundation:
“You can use that on the press, sir,” Kelly said, flashing a smile.
“Yeah,” the president responded, patting Kelly on the knee.
It doesn’t appear that Trump and Kelly were aware their exchange was captured by cameras and microphones, though the comments generated a flurry of comments on Twitter.
Cue the Twitter outrage and hypocrisy:
— Sarah T. (@SarahT_in_Prov) May 17, 2017
— Zach Alan (@zwash300) May 17, 2017
@ABC I'm an AF vet. My sons are active Army. We serve/protect for freedom of speech. This comment is disgusting.
— Shelly Rev (@SheRev) May 17, 2017
@ABC That's right, General Kelly, the Press is the problem here? This President & administration have lied just to lie.Thank God for the Press.
— Mrs. M (@mmdwriter) May 17, 2017
@ABC It's a terrible idea to give deadly weapons to mentally deranged senior citizens.
— George Peterson (@petersongeorged) May 17, 2017