Trump to military personnel: 'I will always have your back'

U.S. President Donald Trump hosts military families for a picnic at the White House on Independence Day, July 4th.

Trump spoke to the crowd on the South Lawn, beside First Lady Melania as Vice President Mike Pence and his family looked on.

"I pledge my unwavering support for you, for your families and your missions. I will always have your back," Trump said, addressing the men and women serving in the U.S. military.

Trump added, "I want to just tell you that our country is doing really, really well. No matter where you look."

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Trump, Pence attend Fourth of July picnic at the White House
President Donald Trump (R) and First Lady Melania Trump (2nd L) arrive along with Vice President Mike Pence (C, background) and his wife Karen, to welcome military families who have gathered for a Fourth of July picnic on the South Lawn of the White House prior to a fireworks display in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, along with Vice President Mike Pence and wife Karen, welcome military families who have gathered for a Fourth of July picnic on the South Lawn of the White House prior to a fireworks display in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump (C), along with Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, stand at Truman Balcony as they welcome military families who have gathered for a Fourth of July picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, prior to a fireworks display, in Washington, U.S. July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Christian Jacobs, whose U.S. Marine father, Christopher, was killed in a training exercise, waits in the rain for remarks by President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to military families who have gathered for a Fourth of July picnic on the South Lawn of the White House prior to a fireworks display in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
Vice President Mike Pence (2nd R) and his wife Karen (C) applaud as they join President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump to welcome military families who have gathered for a Fourth of July picnic on the South Lawn of the White House prior to a fireworks display, in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
President Donald Trump concludes his remarks while First Lady Melania Trump applauds as they welcome military families who have gathered for a Fourth of July picnic on the South Lawn of the White House prior to a fireworks display, in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Theiler
President Donald Trump (C) and First Lady Melania Trump join in the singing of the National Anthem before welcoming military families who have gathered for a Fourth of July picnic on the South Lawn of the White House, prior to a fireworks display, in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2017.REUTERS/Mike Theiler TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump listen to a military band play during the military families picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
People listen to US President Donald Trump speak during the military families picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump greets guests during the military families picnic at the White House in Washington, DC, on July 4, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: U.S. President Donald Trump greets guests at the White House on July 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. The president was hosting a picnic for military families for the July 4 holiday. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen Pence observe the playing of the national anthem before remarks from President Donald Trump on July 4, 2017, in Washington, DC. The president was hosting a picnic for military families for the July 4 holiday. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and Vice President Mike Pence make their way down from the Truman Balcony on July 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. The president was hosting a picnic for military families for the July 4 holiday. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 4: U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks as first lady Melania Trump looks on from the Truman Balcony on July 4, 2017 in Washington, DC. The president was hosting a picnic for military families for the July 4 holiday. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)
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