The president made his remarks during his commencement address at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut, offering his advice to the graduates.
“You will find that thing happen to you that you do not deserve and that are not always warranted, but you have to put your head down and fight, fight, fight.” Trump said. “Never ever, ever give up. Things will work out just fine.”
Trump’s remarks are the first public remarks since leaked Comey memos accused Trump of trying to shut down an investigation into his investigation into his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
The president encouraged cadets to fight hard for what they believed in.
“You can’t let them get you down,” he said. “You can’t let the critics and the naysayers get in the way of your dreams.”