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POTUS Remarks aboard CVN 78

The president spoke on the deck of the USS Gerald R. Ford, the namesake and first Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier. The ship is scheduled to be commissioned later this year.

Trump’s visit to America’s largest military shipbuilding company comes in the wake of his proposed $54 billion increase in defense spending. Huntington Ingalls Industries, the owner of the shipbuilding yard, is the largest industrial employer in Virginia.

Newport News Shipbuilding is the sole designer and builder of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers for the Navy. It is also one of two shipbuilding yards owned by Huntington Ingalls Industries that build the Navy’s nuclear-powered submarines, according to Defense One.

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