West Point graduation moved to June 13
President Trump announced at a Saturday press briefing that the commencement address he is slated to give at the United States Military Academy West Point is being moved to June 13.
On Friday, Trump announced that he will deliver the commencement address at West Point’s graduation ceremony this year, which was originally scheduled for May 23. Trump has given a commencement address at a military academy each year of his presidency.
Vice President Pence traveled to Colorado on Saturday to address graduates of the Air Force Academy, where no spectators, including family, were allowed at the event, which was already being held six weeks ahead of schedule.
Similar restrictions are expected to be in place at the West Point graduation in June.
“I understand they’ll have distancing,” Trump said Saturday. “They’ll have some big distance, so it will be very different than it ever looked. Do I like the look? No, I don’t. And eventually, next year, they’ll have a commencement like it’s been.”
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