Graduating West Point Cadets Isolate for Two Weeks Ahead of Trump Speech
WASHINGTON — The graduating cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point have lived in Covid-19 quarantine for the past two weeks, confined to their dorms, wearing masks and watching Zoom conferences on leadership as they wait for President Trump to speak at their commencement on Saturday.
Sent home in March because of the coronavirus, around 1,100 newly minted Army second lieutenants were ordered back to campus after the president abruptly announced in mid-April that he wanted to go through with his previously planned commencement address. The speech now comes during a breakdown in relations between the president and the nation’s top military leaders, who have vehemently objected to Mr. Trump’s threats to use active-duty troops across the country to quell largely peaceful protests against police brutality.
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[Source: New York Times]