As his own Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Colorado to speak at the Air Force Academy commencement, President Donald Trump criticized the commencement ceremony for its social distancing rule.

“Mike Pence is a phenomenal guy. He is making the commencement address right now at the Air Force Academy, where they are being very politically correct,” said Trump.

Trump has been denouncing “political correctness” ever since his presidential campaign started.

“I think the big problem this country has is being politically correct,” Trump said at the first Republican presidential debate in 2015.

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On Friday, however, Trump initially praised their social distancing decision.

“I will say they are going to be socially very good. They are going to be very far apart. That’s going to be interesting. I think of going to watch that one. No, they are going to have a good spread, good distance apart. I spoke to Mike about it,” he said.

Air Force Academy spokesperson has said earlier that there have been no COVID 19 cases in the cadet wing.

“We have gone to great lengths to keep our cadets healthy,” he said. “Because of these measures, we have no cases in the cadet wing, which gives us confidence in moving forward with a greatly pared-down version of our traditional graduation ceremony.”

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