President Trump will speak at 2019 USAFA graduation

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FILE – In this Friday, July 29, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colo. Trump broke a major American political and societal taboo over the weekend when he engaged in an emotionally-charged feud with Khizr and Ghazala Khan, the bereaved parents of a decorated Muslim […]

President Trump will be the commencement speaker at the United States Air Force Academy graduation this year.

The White House confirmed the President will speak at the ceremony on May 30 at Falcon Stadium.Trump has not been to Colorado Springs since the presidential campaign in 2016.

There is a generally a four-year rotation of speakers at the USAFA commencement ceremonies: the President, the Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, and either the Secretary of the Air Force or the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The Air Force Academy said they were expecting Vice President Pence, but this year it will be the POTUS.

Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis spoke at the 2018 graduation.

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