President Donald Trump delivered the commencement speech at the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduation ceremony in Annapolis, Maryland on Friday and vowed to shake the hand of each outgoing student.
“I could make this commencement address — which is a great honor for me — and immediately leave and wave goodbye.”
“Or, I could stay and shake hands with just the top 100.”
“Or I could stay for hours and shake hands with 1,100 and something.”
“What should I do? What should I do?” Trump asked the cheering crowd.
“I’ll stay, I’ll stay!”
Trump: "I could make this commencement address … and immediately leave and wave goodbye … Or I could stay for hours and shake hands with 1,100 and something. What should I do? What should I do? I'll stay, I'll stay!" pic.twitter.com/qsJ220pnHW
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 25, 2018
Following the commencement address, ABC News released a 41-second time-lapse video of President Trump shaking hands with hundreds of graduates for close to an hour and a half.
Pres. Trump shook the hands of graduates of the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland for nearly 90 minutes this afternoon. Here’s every single one in 41 seconds. https://t.co/tnCnBSEGXL pic.twitter.com/3hVGNQSEOh
— ABC News (@ABC) May 25, 2018