President Trump urges loyalty, unity in weekly address

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WASHINGTON (GRAY-TV) -- President Donald Trump began his weekly address by describing a recent talk he gave to troops at Fort Meyer and veterans at the American Legion National Convention. He said that Americans can learn from these men and women.

"Every person who puts on the uniform makes our nation proud. They come from all across our land. They represent every race, ethnicity and creed, but they all pledge the same oath, fight the same cause, and operate as one team with one shared sense of purpose," he said.

He said that one sense of purpose is believing in America.

The president went on to say that Americans should look to these veterans as inspiration for loyalty and unity in a country that is divided.

"We come from all different walks of life, but we all share the same dream: to live in peace and safety, to work with honor and dignity, and to build a better future for those we love," he said.

At the end of his address, he asked all Americans to make a promise of unity and loyalty.

This comes after a protest and counter protest in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent. One person was killed after a car ran into a crowd of counter protesters.