President Trump Participates in the Swearing-In Ceremony for the Secretary of Defense

July 24, 2019

well thank you very much everybody we have a very important moment in our country's history actually and we had a lot of our great Republican senators in the White House and I invited him over and many of them wanted to be here and as you probably heard the vote just took place and it was 92 eight that's a vote that we're not accustomed to mark I have to say that so congratulations it's great but I'm honored to be here today for the swearing-in of our new Secretary of Defense mark T Esper I especially want to thank Justice Samuel Alito highly respected and a great gentleman a great man for joining us to administer the oath of office thank you very much thank you soon we're also delighted to welcome several of secretary espers family members and friends to the White House today including his mother Polly hi Polly why you're proud of him Polly now you better believe it his wife Leah Thank You Leah very much and his three children Luke John and Catherine thank you very much congratulations – most importantly congratulations that's an incredible thing there's no one more qualified to lead the Department of Defense than Mark Esper a West Point graduate great student actually secretary Esper served our military for 21 years including in the Gulf War he also advanced u.s. national security in government and in private sector most recently as Secretary of the army where he played a critical role training and equipping our Armed Forces that's where I got to know mark and there was nobody that did a better job than Mark and there's nobody that loves it more than Mark and thank you very much he's a recipient of the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman badge he holds a doctorate in public policy from George Washington University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University I am confident that he will be an outstanding Secretary of Defense I have absolutely no doubt about it he is standing in every way and we're honored to have you aboard and I would ask justice alito please to administer the oath of office thank you thank you Constitution of the United States the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic against all enemies foreign and domestic that I will bear true faith that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same and allegiance to the same that I take this obligation freely and I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion or purpose of evasion and that I will well and faithfully and then I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office discharge the duties of the office on which I'm about to enter on which I'm not enter so help me God so let me go [Applause] well thank you mr. president for your kind words for your confidence in me and for this incredible opportunity and thank you justice alito for administering the oath of office I really appreciate you being here this afternoon I'd also like the Senate to thank the Senate Armed Services Committee for its quick action on my nomination and for the strong a bipartisan support that I received today from the entire United States Senate it is an honor of a lifetime to be appointed Secretary of Defense and to lead the greatest military in history and I will do so with that same energy and commitment to duty honor and country that I have for nearly four decades since my early days at West Point mr. president it is a privilege for me and for my family to be here with you today thank you for your leadership and for your commitment to a strong national defense and to all of our servicemembers our military has made tremendous gains in recent years thanks to your leadership and we stand ready today to take on any challenge and while our soldiers sailors airmen and Marines stand guard each and every day we will ensure their families are well taken care of on a personal note I would like to thank my wife Leah who's been by my side now for 30 years as a military spouse herself my children Luke John and Kate my mother Paulie my in-laws Tom and Vaughn and my sisters who have joined me here today and everybody else who's been a steadfast supporter of me over the years again Thank You mr. president for allowing me to serve our great country once again as Secretary of Defense [Applause] thank you


  • Reply Garin Williamson July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    So how's it go again? No collusion, totally exonerated? Hahahaha, yeah right. Crook.

  • Reply SB Xi July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Greatest 👍💪🏼

  • Reply John Fraser July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Outstanding, Sir! I too have sworn that Oath twice in my life. It was an honor and privilege as a commissioned officer to serve our Nation in defense of the Constitution. God bless America!

  • Reply ALIZIA SIGHT July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm


  • Reply Rosa Montes de Oca Gonzalez July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Gracias saludos cordiales paz bien verdad justicia adelante Trump Pence Rubio Pompeo Bolton 2020 jesuscristo es con nosotros amén aleluyah Shalom!!

  • Reply Dawn's Heartfelt Corner July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    America Is About To See A ‘Crisis Situation!’

    A PROPHETIC SERVANT IS CALLED TO WARN THE PEOPLE OF WHAT IS COMING! Read: Ezekiel 3:16-19-Ezekiel Is a Watchman. Amos 3:7-8- When the Lord GOD decides to do something, he will first tell his servants, the prophets. 8 When a lion roars, people are frightened. When the Lord GOD speaks, a prophet must prophesy.

    7-23-19 at 5:45 am I heard the Holy Spirit say to me, “America Is About To See A Crisis Situation!” That is why you are going through what you have been going through. I am teaching you how to handle a Crisis Situation! Be not afraid for I the Lord am with you. I am right there beside you helping you every step of the way. I haven’t walked away. I am there I hear the Lord say. I am backing away daughter to see what you are going to do.


    All is well. I have everything in the palm of my hands. Tell the people, DO NOT WORRY OR BE FRIGHTENED! Children it is time you look to me for help. The world will not help you. Children you must now call upon me to strengthen and guide you in your everyday lives. Call upon me to rescue you from all trouble. I will be with you in your midnight hour when no one else is there. I the Lord will never leave you or forsake you. Children I am with you for all eternity. You belong to ME. I King Jesus bought you at a price. No one can snatch you from ME. The evil one which is satan keeps trying to snatch MY chosen ones. He will not be able to. They are sealed in ME. I have called them by name and they are mine, says the Lord. For the Lord has spoken.

    Isaiah 43:1

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  • Reply Stjepan Blagaj July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    well done Trump do a great job only fools hates You Muslim scum lib left scum and radichal Dems scum

  • Reply TruthHerald - R MICALLEF July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    PRESIDENT TRUMP'S ELECTION STOPPED THE PLANNED DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA AND THE WORLD. It has been found that Obama planned to dismember America during his 8-years, which he did. And the Plan was to have Clinton finish America in her next 8 years. OBAMA'S ISLAMIST CABAL IN HIS WHITE HOUSE: LEVIED WAR AGAINST THE UNITED STATES AND ADHERED TO ITS ENEMIES BY GIVING THEM AID AND COMFORT. THE MEDIA IS INCLUDED IN THAT STATEMENT. OBAMA ALLOWED OUR MILITARY to be Destroyed to a non-functioning level. Obama allowed steel of subpar quality to be used in our country for all kinds of things, including military equipment. Democrats and their allies betrayed their allegiance to America, it's people and created the Russian collusion lie to fit their plan for a total takeover of America. They were so close, they could taste the total destruction of the country they hate.

  • Reply Sean Duncan July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    that pic of lincoln cracks me up. wonderful choice

  • Reply Purple Rain July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Hateful baster.

  • Reply Nikola Bijeliti July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Things you'll never hear anybody say:
    Let's bring in millions of non-Blacks into EVERY Black country until Blacks become a minority.
    Let's give non-Blacks affirmative action and free health care in EVERY Black country.
    Let's promote diversity and assimilation in the media in EVERY Black country.
    Let's call any Black person who objects to any of this "racist."
    You'll never hear anyone say that!
    People only say that about WHITE people in WHITE countries.
    Diversity is a codeword for White genocide.
    Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-White.

  • Reply M July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    MAGA :))

  • Reply Lets Go July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    DOD ! Over a New USA Military ‼️👊🏼❤️🇺🇸‼️🦅

  • Reply M Infante July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    You will love this.
    Google engineer: "it is time to decide if big tech will decide the elections from now on"

  • Reply John Doe July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    We have been a CORPORATION since 1871 along with the British crown and the crown vatican Corp.

  • Reply Martin Anderson July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Trump does so much

  • Reply Elizabeth S July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    What a great President Every. Single. Day!!! All over the place and always on the job.

  • Reply Money Maker July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm


  • Reply Richard Florence July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    It is a strong statement of a man's ethics his children's names are biblical

  • Reply United Davit July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Congrats 🎊🎉🍾

  • Reply 정태민 July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    the white house——

  • Reply John Doe July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    This is a man our children should be looking up to! Not these punk rappers and reality tv stars! Vote Republican!

  • Reply Ramon Capinpin July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    It's about time that the US ARMED FORCES showed the world once again…that they are the greatest. By building up the firepower of the US ARMED FORCES
    specially it's NUCLEAR ARSENALS to the highest level…that
    no other country will even try to
    challenge the might of the US ARMED FORCES. I truly believe the President of the RICHEST country in the world and the Commander in Chief of the most POWERFUL armed forces in the Universe Donald J Trump…will
    always Put America First among all nations on the face of the earth…by making sure that the US ARMED FORCES had the best military equipment and the most LETHAL THERMO NUCLEAR ARSENALS the world had ever known…that is SECOND to NONE. Simply because….TRUMP
    knew that the other country like RED CHINA and RUSSIA will only RESPECT the UNITED STATES if they knew that they cannot MATCH the superior NUCLEAR
    capability and strength that will HIT them if they foolishly SCREW the great UNCLE SAM. Yes…they will certainly show RESPECT to the United States…because it has a leader who is not a traditional POLITICIAN and who will not hesitate to go NUCLEAR on them
    because TRUMP will always FIGHT to WIN.

  • Reply shamil sharaf July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I pray all day for God to keep America and I think as Yazidi of Iraq I love America more than Americans themselves

  • Reply Deplorable Trumper July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm


  • Reply Free Speech July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    People think trump clean the deep state swamp, i give you shocker news. trump is the swamp. Why he keep hiring Globalists and Neo israelis around himself. he is all mouth and no action. Deep state not only tortured trump america for past 2 years and the people voted for him , the real patriotic americans. I do not think there is anyone in american politics that can go against deep state zionists. they are even scared to say epstein name. I wonder mossad had jeff sessions with young boys…seems like he was a pussy.

  • Reply Johm Smitch July 24, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    Great again

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