Despite five deferments during the Vietnam War, President Donald Trump will be the first sitting president to attend the NYC Veteran’s Day parade.
“President Trump plans to speak at Monday’s Veterans Day Parade in New York City — making him the first known sitting president to attend the festivities in their 100-year history, organizers said.
He’ll deliver remarks at the opening ceremony of the parade, the White House said.
Mayor de Blasio urged Trump to keep politics out of the event.
‘It should not be politicized. It should not be turned into a spectacle,’ Hizzoner said last week. ‘If he’s coming here to truly honor veterans, God bless him. But I’d really like to see something a little different than what we’ve seen in some of his other appearances.’
The president arrived in New York City Saturday night and bunkered down in Trump Tower in Midtown, according to a White House pool report.
His scheduled speech at Monday’s parade comes in the wake of Trump’s recent spurn of his hometown residency in favor of Florida. He whined about being “treated very badly” at the hands of local pols in announcing the move.”
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