President Donald Trump avoided directly attacking the media on Saturday but took on what he called a “chorus of critics” as he appeared to defend the controversial firing of FBI Director James Comey in a commencement address here at Liberty University.
“The fact is, no one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sidelines explaining why it can’t be done,” Trump said. “Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic. Because they’re people that can’t get the job done.”
Trump’s speech, his first commencement address as president, at times seemed like a message to graduates and critics alike that the commander in chief himself also needed to hear.
“Following your convictions means you must be willing to face criticism from those who lack the same courage to do what is right — and they know what is right, but they don’t have the courage or the guts or the stamina to take it and to do it,” he said. Read more at POLITICO.