President Donald Trump Delivers Remarks to Commemorate 75th Anniversary of D-Day Invasion
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President Trump honored the sacrifice and courage of the men who landed on the beaches of Normandy 75 years ago today, delivering remarks before veterans, world leaders and distinguished guests at the Normandy American Cemetery, where 9,088 Americans are buried.
"Today we remember those who fell and all those who fought here in Normandy," Trump said. "We are gathered here on freedom's alter. On these shores, on these bluffs, on this day 75 years ago 10,000 men shed their blood and thousands sacrificed their lives."
He continued: "To more than 170 veterans of the Second World War who join us today, you are among the very greatest Americans who will ever live. You are the pride of our nation. You are the glory of our republic, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
French President Emmanuel Macron also spoke at the ceremony, thanking the U.S. for its involvement in World War II.
“We know what we owe to you veterans: our freedom," Macron said. "On behalf of my nation, I just want to say thank you."
Even CNN’s Jim Acosta praised the President for his remarks, calling it the “most on-message moment” thus far in the Trump presidency.
WIBC host Tony Katz covered a large portion of the President's remarks and delivered comments in today's edition of the Popcorn Moment.