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Donald Trump Clowned Liberty Football Program During Commencement Speech

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Donald Trump stopped by Liberty University on Saturday to deliver the school’s commencement address.

During his time on the stage addressing the graduating class, Trump mixed in politics with his message for the future of the students, while taking a bizarre amount of time focusing on the Liberty football program and its jump to the FBS.

Trump was rattling off the Flames’ future opponents when he began clowning the program.

“Don’t clap. That could be tough,” Trump said. “That could be tough. I’m a little worried. I don’t wanna look at some of those scores here. Jerry, you sure you know what you’re doing here? Those other players are big and fast and strong, but I have a feeling you’re gonna do very well, right?

“Jerry, are you sure you know what you’re doing? Jerry, Auburn? I don’t know about that, Jerry. This could be trouble, Jerry.”

Liberty’s future opponents include UMass, Virginia, Auburn, Rutgers, Old Dominion, Brigham Young, Army, Buffalo, Troy, Virginia Tech, Ole Miss, and Wake Forest.

That’s certainly a tough schedule, but hey, anything is possible.

There are always growing pains when a program makes the jump to the highest level in college sports, we just aren’t used to the president making jokes about it. But don’t take this the wrong way, Trump’s speech was actually funny.

At least he wasn’t talking about how “bigly” his election win was.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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