Trump lashes out at critics, 'naysayers,' unfair treatment

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195 new ensigns were commissioned today at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London.and given fighting words by their commander not back down and do what is right.

"Look at the way I've been treated lately".

"You can't let them get you down", he said.

"Over the course of your life, you will find that things are not always fair", Trump said at the commencement in New London, Connecticut. A source close to Comey confirmed to NBC News Tuesday that the memo included a line in which Comey quoted Trump as having said, "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go". He said "you can't let them get you down".

Trump's address comes as he and his administration face building pressure over a series of major ongoing controversies.

After four grueling years of training to become a Coast Guard officer, the Coast Guard Academy's Class of 2017 will graduate on Wednesday. He defines that mission as saving lives, defending the homeland and protecting America's interests around the world.

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"You have done fantastic work and in the true Coast Guard fashion, you had fewer people and fewer resources, but you accomplished the objective and you did it with skill and with pride", Trump said.

Trump also praised the newly minted Coast Guard officers, emphasizing that they will be an asset to his efforts to protect the homeland, protect USA harbors and seas from drug smuggling and human trafficking and keep out "all who seek to do harm to our country".

The remarks were Trump's first since it was reported that he had asked then-FBI chief James Comey to drop the investigation into disgraced former national security adviser Mike Flynn's ties to Russian Federation.

Trump's White House is besieged by bipartisan questions about his alleged request to former FBI Director James Comey to halt an investigation into his former top national security aide.

In a letter to acting FBI director Andrew McCabe, Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee, Jason Chaffetz, demanded the bureau turn over "all memoranda, notes, summaries, and recordings referring to or relating to any communications between Comey and the president" by next Wednesday.

The White House has denied the latest report, which landed amid a furor over the president's recent Oval Office meeting with Russian diplomats in which Trump is said to have disclosed classified information.