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Trump to speak at FFA convention | Rural Radio Network

Trump to speak at FFA convention

Trump to speak at FFA convention
President Donald Trump on stage in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

We invited the President, as is our custom, and President Trump has accepted our invitation.

- National FFA Organization

The National FFA Organization confirms that President Donald Trump is set to speak at the National FFA Convention on Saturday.

“It is a long-held tradition of the National FFA Organization to invite the sitting President, no matter political affiliation, to bring remarks at the National FFA Convention & Expo,” The Organization wrote on Facebook. “President Trump has accepted our invitation.”

FFA officials expect around 65,000 FFA members, guests and advisers to attend the 91st National FFA Convention and Expo.

The President’s visit comes on the heels of a number of campaign visits, including a stop in Council Bluffs, Iowa recently.

(Video) Trump in Council Bluffs, Iowa 

Also appearing at this year’s Convention are Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Friday and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue alongside the President on Saturday.

The last President to visit the National FFA Convention was George H.W. Bush on November 13, 1991.  Ironically, the President touted his export and trade agenda.

“I am not going to apologize for a single moment that I devote to promoting America’s interests abroad,” Bush said at the time. “Every additional billion dollars in new exports — listen to this one — every one means 20,000 new American jobs”

Read more of President Bush’s speech from 1991. 

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