So do the Notre Dame students want to hear President Donald Trump speak instead? Notre Dame decided not to extend the speech invitation to President Trump, breaking a tradition since President Dwight Eisenhower. Instead, the administration invited Vice President Mike Pence.
Yet, some students at Notre Dame protested the decision to let Pence speak by writing their reasons on whiteboards and posting them on social media.
Isn’t it an honor to hear a sitting vice president speak to you at graduation, regardless of political affiliation? Would these same students have protested if Joe Biden were still the second-in-line to Obama, or Tim Kaine if Hillary Clinton were president? Doubtful.