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Trump to Deliver Commencement Address at Liberty University

President George H.W. Bush was the last president to deliver the Virginia-based university's keynote address in 1990

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    Trump to Deliver Commencement Address at Liberty University
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    File Photo—Then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers the convocation at the Vines Center on the campus of Liberty University January 18, 2016 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

    President Donald Trump will deliver the keynote address at Liberty University's commencement ceremony in May, the school announced.

    Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. provided the details of the May 13 graduation ceremony in a statement Wednesday.

    Falwell was a close ally to Trump during his campaign and told The Associated Press in January that he'd been asked to lead a presidential task force on higher education reform.

    President George H.W. Bush was the last president to deliver the Virginia-based university's keynote address in 1990.

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    Falwell says the school is "incredibly grateful to have President Trump be a part of this historic day."