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Watch live: Trump gives commencement speech at Coast Guard Academy

By Doug G. Ware

May 17 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump is expected to deliver a commencement speech Wednesday at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut.

The president is scheduled to deliver remarks at the New London campus at about 11 a.m.

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Both supporters and protesters gathered in the southeast Connecticut city in advance of the event, holding signs and chanting.

The trip marks the first time Trump has visited Connecticut since his inauguration.

It will be his second commencement address since being elected president. On Saturday, he promised students at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., he would defend their right to practicing their faith.

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