President Donald Trump delivers remarks aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
FOX News: Trump Promises '12-Carrier Navy' as He Touts Massive Military Buildup Aboard New Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier
Donald Trump stood aboard America's newest nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on Thursday and declared that it's only a down payment on a future 'great rebuilding of the United States military.'
Calling his plan 'a major expansion' of U.S. military might, he said it includes 'having the 12-carrier Navy we need.'
America's fleet of aircraft carriers is presently two short of that number, comprised of older 'Nimitz-class' vessels. Adding just one more after the Ford would get Trump to an even dozen.
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