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Trump to Give Only One Graduation Speech This Year

Trump to Give Only One Graduation Speech This Year

“Trump delivered two commencement addresses in 2017”

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Remember the way colleges and universities fell all over themselves to get Obama and members of his team to speak at commencements? How things have changed.

The Daily Caller reports:

Trump Is Only Giving ONE Graduation Speech This Year

President Donald Trump’s commencement address to the U.S. Naval Academy is the only graduation speech he is giving this academic year.

Trump delivered two commencement addresses in 2017 at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and Liberty University, reported The College Fix. Trump’s speech at the private Christian school makes sense considering Liberty President Jerry Falwell Jr.’s endorsement of the commander in chief during his presidential run.

The president has not spoken at the University of Notre Dame, which routinely features presidential commencement speakers. The school has previously hosted former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, but gave its 2017 commencement spot to Vice President Mike Pence, according to Inside Higher Ed.

The vice president will address the conservative Hillsdale College’s graduating class this year, but other prestigious schools have opted for left-leaning politicians. Yale University will host former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Harvard will hear from Democratic Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey will give a keynote speech at Princeton University’s graduation, and Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will speak to New York University’s seniors.

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Don’t believe that is a constitutional duty of the commander-in-chief.

If Trump were to speak at a “normal” uni commencement, the Hysterical Left – even those with no ties to the uni in question – would go all “by any means necessary” to disrupt the event.

Trump doesn’t need that, and the uni’s – especially the ones enabling instead of punishing Lefty temper tantrums – don’t need that either.

healthguyfsu | May 10, 2018 at 10:50 am

Graduation is a pretty stupid place for politics and their denizens. Just have someone that is either apolitically motivational or someone who is funny…let the graduates have some good clean fun for once.

OleDirtyBarrister | May 10, 2018 at 2:13 pm

Graduation speeches are an expensive way for taxpayers to fund campaign trips and speeches.

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