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Vice President Mike Pence gave the speech last year

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    President Trump to Give Naval Academy Commencement Speech
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    WEST PALM BEACH, FL - APRIL 18: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a joint news conference held with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) at Mar-a-Lago resort on April 18, 2018 in West Palm Beach, Florida. The two leaders are meeting for a multi-day working meeting where they are discussing world events. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    President Donald Trump will give the commencement speech to the U.S. Naval Academy's 2018 graduating class, city officials said.

    Annapolis spokeswoman Susan O'Brien told news outlets Wednesday the city will be cooperating with the Secret Service to provide security for Trump's visit. It will be his first time speaking to the academy's graduating class.

    A precedent set by former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama was broken when Vice President Mike Pence gave the commencement address last year, as Trump was in Sicily for a Group of Seven summit. Trump instead spoke to the Coast Guard Academy's graduating cadets the week before.

    The ceremony for midshipmen is scheduled May 25 at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

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