West Point Cadets’ Parents Concerned That Cadets Must Travel Back To N.Y. | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

West Point Cadets’ Parents Concerned That Cadets Must Travel Back To N.Y. | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC 1


President Trump recently announced he will be speaking at West Point's graduation ceremony, causing concerns about about the safety of the 1,000 cadets having to travel back to campus. Aired on 4/27/2020.
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West Point Cadets’ Parents Concerned That Cadets Must Travel Back To N.Y. | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

81 Comments on "West Point Cadets’ Parents Concerned That Cadets Must Travel Back To N.Y. | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC"

  1. Another vanity grab for Trump. No regard for the cadets safety. West Point should refuse and protect their cadets.

  2. He is so desperate for attention, he looks pathetic….even to his cultists.

  3. That’s the difference between the Navy Commander who’s duty to protect his men and someone trying to get elected not caring about his men

  4. Stanislaw Grabowski | April 27, 2020 at 12:24 PM | Reply

    Trump is NOT doing this for the cadets… He’s doing this for himself and his presidential campaign. At this point he needs something to turn the attention away from his GLORIOUS moment when he suggested drinking disinfectants as a potential treatment to coronavirus.

  5. atmydesktyping | April 27, 2020 at 12:28 PM | Reply

    West Point doesn’t want draft dodging trash speaking there anyways. Focus on getting more testing done you, Neanderthal.

    • atmydesktyping | April 27, 2020 at 2:23 PM | Reply

      R McElhaney I don’t blame you. That filth is a disgrace to the world. Let alone the nation.

    • Matthew Trujillo | April 27, 2020 at 7:08 PM | Reply

      atmydesktyping you’re delusional

    • atmydesktyping | April 27, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

      Matthew Trujillo have you been paying attention or are “you” delusional? Snap out of it.

    • connie baldwin | April 30, 2020 at 8:13 AM | Reply

      @Matthew Trujillo I think your PIG of a leader is the one who is delusional. Tweet that to him when he starts ranting and raving about someone not being “nice to him”.. why should they be nice.. he does not take anybody else’s safety into consideration. He’s the “president” and will always have protection from whatever is out there but the rest of us are just here to show up for his amusement? Eff him in every orifice that he has.

    • Heather Melissa | May 4, 2020 at 1:16 PM | Reply

      @Matthew Trujillo clearly YOU are delusional and pathological. Something is seriously wrong with YOU and tRump

  6. Why should a draft dodger address the graduation?

  7. A draft dodging coward endangering the lives of volunteer soldiers? #Whodathunkit

    • Trump deserves NO RESPECT. (to all his loyalist cult peeps)

    • 5 times deferred the Lying King marches on w his fake bone Spurs.

    • He’s doing it because one other high school requested President Obama deliver their commencement speech. This low life has to out do President Obama. Remember how his thugs wrote Stockholm requesting that the orange meathead be give a “Noble” Peace Prize? The orange fat man is green with envy!

    • wildgoosedreaming1 | May 4, 2020 at 7:06 PM | Reply

      The squatting poser in the White House cares nothing about human life except to the degree it can be used to focus precieved good attention on him. Notice the one video of trump straining to make sure his orange head is seen by the camera between the two graduates? He looks pained, as if the two young graduates were getting in the way! Lying coward reject bone spurs had no right to even be there. It would have been fitting if the entire field of cadets had done a silent about face when it began to speach.

  8. The Clown-in-Chief strikes again!

    • Why can’t we have Bozo the Clown or Ronald McDonald in the White House instead of Bozo Trump? If I was a cadet graduating from West Point, I’d rather have Bozo the Clown speak at my graduation than Trump.

    • Pinkrella Jones | April 27, 2020 at 7:50 PM | Reply


  9. This president is choosing to infect people (military and their families) with COCID-19.
    To be expected.

    • patrick leahey | April 27, 2020 at 3:49 PM | Reply

      Maybe, daffy don will catch it from them. One can hope and pray…just being sarcastic about being sarcastic


    • What will happen if they choose not to show up? Have they been commissioned as 2nd L. yet? Can he really force them to show up?

    • @Karen Byrd what will happen if they show up catch the infection get sick pass it on to their areas or worse Trump does not care as he thinks it will help him with his base.

      Trump does not care about the military, he has sacked and ruined the careers of so many military personnel just because they did their duty, he has even bad named dead war heroes.

      He is just trying to use these cadets for a photo opp, and if people die in the process it’s well worth it in his eyes,

  10. Sharon Schubert | April 27, 2020 at 12:50 PM | Reply

    Are these parents willing to risk their children’s lives forTrumps visit? It will turn into a rally.

  11. Nobody should show up. What’s more important…a ceremony or possibly getting the virus and dying? It’s a no brainer unless your name is Donald Trump.

  12. What a sad sad little man, how selfish can you be…

    • lima leaf frog | May 1, 2020 at 12:14 AM | Reply

      Susan Jones…I think Melania & Ivanka should tell him how wrong this is. They wouldn’t want their kids to be forced to attend something like this. Trump is a selfish old fool.

    • Keoki Ciervo | May 2, 2020 at 12:20 AM | Reply

      @lima leaf frog I hope karma is real and it comes to him soon.

  13. marygoround1292 | April 27, 2020 at 1:27 PM | Reply

    Can’t West Point say “hey, we are going to postpone this?” Also, can Governor Cuomo not be like “uh no?”

    • “The United States service academies, also known as the United States military academies, are federal academies for the undergraduate education and training of commissioned officers for the United States Armed Forces. . . . students are on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States from the day they enter the Academy, with the rank of officer cadet or midshipman, and subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_service_academies

    • Frances Saykaly | May 1, 2020 at 2:00 AM | Reply

      marygoround1292 – I was just going to post the same comment – can’t West Point just say no!?

    • From what I understand Trump is Commander-in-Chief, and thus any orders he gives out have to be followed by the cadets. If they do not show up, they have to resign.

    • Frances Saykaly | May 1, 2020 at 7:53 AM | Reply

      @sWY Oh, from what you understand? When a situation is a matter of life and death, I think that would call for the protest of a criminal order by a man who is clearly a criminal President – or, put more aptly, a gangster who happens to be President.

  14. This contradicts everything about social distancing just like the protesters in Michigan both encouraged by Trump

    • And the West Point Honor Code is ‘I will not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do’ if that’s the case none need show up.

  15. I hope he speaks to empty seats. May the crickets applaud him for his “great job.”

    • Patrica omas | May 4, 2020 at 3:39 PM | Reply

      That’s a lovely soothing thought ,Trump silent with the sound of crickets. I’m going to sleep with that thought nighty nite Crone

  16. De Lores Hollis | April 27, 2020 at 2:04 PM | Reply

    Trump cares for no one but himself, when will all of America realize this.

    • Humpty Drumpfty is dumb. 💯

      Edit –

      And a considerable amount of the electorate is a close second.

    • Yep what’s a few sacrificial props like our military men and to try and bring credibility to Atgolf Twitler

    • reginaldino enchillada | April 27, 2020 at 11:36 PM | Reply

      Yeah most of us do that is y it is especially painful that he is in power. He did not win the popular vote. Most of us r sick but yet, unbelievably, he Still has supporters and defenders. Do they have to die to understand what a danger he is to Americans’ way of life?

    • @reginaldino enchillada Even then it’ll be someone or something else at fault. Ain’t no fixing stupid

    • They won’t realize it. Unfortunately, there are hateful stupid people out there. One has to be stupid or blind to not see who 45 is.

  17. Hey parents, just say NO to the orange clown.

  18. Karl Russmeyer | April 27, 2020 at 5:40 PM | Reply

    This man is in my opinion the most dangerous human being living on earth, worse than his buddy Kim Jong-Un. I am afraid that this president might start a nuclear war with Iran when he feels that his chance to win the elections in autumn become smaller just to present himself as a war hero. So: God bless America. Condolence from Germany.

  19. It’s an insult if a draft dodging coward should talk to West Point cadets.

    • TheChiefEng I agree with you 100%!!!

    • Dennis Nelson TRumpfft and his knuckle dragging mouth breathing conspiracy theory believing demented religious right wing TRumpftt loving dimwits are the treasonous traitors!!!

    • 100%!

    • Debbie Harding | May 4, 2020 at 4:17 PM | Reply

      @Heather Melissa And yet CONTINUES to get away with it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wake up each morning HOPING that “something has “happened” to this entire Rebutlician gang!!! YES I MEAN IT!!!!!!! GOD PLEASE VOTE IN NOVEMBER……OR SOONER (:

    • Jean Bakula | May 4, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

      Everything is “I” “I” “I”.

  20. trump is a hater, does not care about these kids health, he is doing this for his own selfisness.

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