- John Kirby: Trump's remarks to Coast Guard commencement dove into self-pitying complaints about his treatment by media
- He says Trump missed an opportunity to lay out vision, offer advice and uplift. He started off well, but his ego took over
CNN national security analyst John Kirby is a retired rear admiral in the US Navy who was a spokesman for both the State and Defense departments in the Obama administration. The views expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)President Trump's speech Wednesday at the Coast Guard Academy got off to a pretty good start, but, sadly, it's only going to be remembered for his complaints about media coverage and the way he believes he has been treated.