President Donald Trump addressed military personnel and their families at Joint Base Andrews on Friday, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Air Force.
Earlier in the day, the president participated in an air fleet demonstration at the base.
During his speech, Trump addressed the threats to the United States, including terrorism and the North Korean regime.
North Korea conducted its longest-ever test flight of an intermediate-range ballistic missile on Friday, which flew over Japan.
Trump condemned North Korea’s latest destabilizing action and indicated that the United States is prepared to respond to the regime militarily.
“After seeing your capabilities,” Trump told the airmen gathered for the speech, “I am more confident than ever that our options in addressing this threat are both effective and overwhelming.”
Earlier in the day, during a White House press briefing, UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said the U.S. military has “plenty of options” for dealing with Kim Jong-Un’s regime.
Trump also addressed the threat of terrorism, expressing America’s sympathy and support for Great Britain after they suffered a terrorist attack during rush hour on Friday.
The Islamic State later claimed responsibility for the attack that injured 29.
Over the weekend, Joint Base Andrews will host its annual air show demonstrating the capabilities of the U.S. Air Force high-performance aircraft.
–Sinclair Broadcast Group