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