Former West Point graduate says Trump was not ‘asked’ to be at graduation

Former West Point graduate says Trump was not ‘asked’ to be at graduation
West Point image
News & Politics

President Donald Trump tweeted Sunday that he was asked by West Point to attend their graduation, which has been postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.


The New York Times reported that the cadets are being forced to come back for an event with Trump, but former senior Trump campaign adviser David Urban attacked it as “fake news.”

All of the claims were ones that were disputed by former West Point graduate and government relations chief for VoteVets, Will Goodwin.

“I’m a West Point graduate. Mr. President, they did NOT ask you to be there,” he tweeted Sunday. “You put your ego ahead of the safety of our future Army Officers. It’s just the latest example of you putting your own political interest ahead of our military readiness. You’re undeserving of the office.”

Many of the graduated cadets have already scattered across the country in an effort to help with the coronavirus crisis, reported the Times.

Understand the importance of honest news ?

So do we.

The past year has been the most arduous of our lives. The Covid-19 pandemic continues to be catastrophic not only to our health - mental and physical - but also to the stability of millions of people. For all of us independent news organizations, it’s no exception.

We’ve covered everything thrown at us this past year and will continue to do so with your support. We’ve always understood the importance of calling out corruption, regardless of political affiliation.

We need your support in this difficult time. Every reader contribution, no matter the amount, makes a difference in allowing our newsroom to bring you the stories that matter, at a time when being informed is more important than ever. Invest with us.

Make a one-time contribution to Alternet All Access, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.

Click to donate by check.

DonateDonate by credit card
Donate by Paypal
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}