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Trump addressed West Point grads amid tension with military

Trump addresses West Point grads amid tension with military
Posted at 7:06 AM, Jun 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-13 14:40:02-04

President Donald Trump addressed the graduating class at the U.S. Military Academy against a backdrop of urgent questions about the role of soldiers in a civil society.

Trump’s commencement speech on Saturday to the 1,100 graduating cadets during a global pandemic was delivered as arguments continue to rage over his threat to use American troops on domestic soil to quell protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.

Tensions between the White House and the military have escalated since protests over Floyd's death swept the nation.