President Obama will deliver his final Commencement speeches at Rutgers University. There is a possibility that he might use this year’s commencement speech to promote Clinton and trash Trump.
In February this year, Obama at a news conference in California after a meeting with Southeast Asian leaders said, “I continue to believe Mr. Trump will not be president. And the reason is that I have a lot of faith in the American people. Being president is a serious job. It’s not hosting a talk show or a reality show.”
He noted, “It’s not promotion, it’s not marketing. It’s hard. And a lot of people count on us getting it right.”
During the same speech he took shots at Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio and hinted he was sympathetic to Clinton’s position on challenges of enacting change, reported CNN.
The president questioned Trump’s preparedness to shoulder the responsibilities of the US president. Obama’s former White House press secretary also revealed the President’s preference for Hilary Clinton. Although Obama maintained neutrality, his comments on the race hinted on his preference for Clinton, as stated by CNN.
Clinton, on the other hand, also declared that she was going to continue with Obamas policies. A few months back Hilary Clinton in an interview said that she is going to carry President Obama’s policies forward.
Thus, there is a huge possibility that the President might use his last commencement speech to promote Clinton and hit at trump.
The commencement ceremony of Rutgers is a yearlong celebration and it will start on November 10, 2016. Obama will deliver the commencement speech to more than 12,000 graduating students and 40,000 guests on the occasion of the university’s 250-anniversary commencement ceremony on May 15. It will be held on the New Brunswick Campus, reported Rutgers Today.
In 1825, the colonial institution became Rutgers college and in 1924, it was given the university status.