A high school valedictorian in Louisville, Kentucky last week pulled the bait-and-switch on his classmates during his graduation speech, letting the audience celebrate a quote from “Donald J. Trump,” before admitting to the crowd those words actually belonged to Barack Obama.
“This is the part of my speech where I share some inspirational quotes I found on Google,” Bell County high school student Bill Bowling said in his speech. “‘Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table.’—Donald J. Trump.”
As the crowd began to cheer, Bowling added: “Just kidding. That was Barack Obama.”
“The crowd erupted in applause and before they could even finish clapping I said I was kidding and the applause quickly died,” Bowling explained
Asked about his speech, Bowling told USA Today he chose to use the quote because he “just thought it was a really good quote.”
“Most people wouldn’t like it if I used it, so thought I’d use Donald Trump’s name,” Bowling said. “It is southeastern Kentucky after all.”
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"Soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Drum in New York have been ordered to be ready to deploy within four hours if called, according to three people with direct knowledge of the orders. Soldiers in Fort Carson, in Colorado, and Fort Riley in Kansas have been told to be ready within 24 hours. The people did not want their names used because they were not authorized to discuss the preparations," the AP explained.
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