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USS Ford is ‘100,000-ton message to the world’

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UNITED STATES: With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy yesterday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a ``100,000-ton message to the world’' about America’s military might when it is ultimately deployed.

US allies will rest easy, Trump said, but America’s enemies will ``shake with fear’' when they see the Ford cutting across the horizon. The president and commander in chief of the U.S. armed forces likened the warship to ``an incredible work of art’' and boasted about the American labor that went into building a vessel that eventually will house thousands of sailors and crew members.

Trump’s participat­ion in the ceremony also capped ``Made in America’' week at the White House. - Reuters

 ?? PHOTO: REUTERS ?? President Donald Trump arrives on the Marine One helicopter aboard the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for its commission­ing ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.
PHOTO: REUTERS President Donald Trump arrives on the Marine One helicopter aboard the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford for its commission­ing ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia.

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