Trump Attends Barron’s High School Graduation

Trump Attends Barron’s High School Graduation
Trump Attends Barron’s High School Graduation

Topline

On an off-day from his criminal hush money trial in New York on Friday, former President Donald Trump flew to South Florida to attend his son Barron Trump’s graduation from a ritzy private high school—weeks after he falsely claimed the judge in the case prohibited him from attending the ceremony.

Former President Donald Trump waves at his son Barron Trump’s graduation from Oxbridge Academy in … [+] West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Key Facts

Trump confirmed he would expect the graduation in a Truth Social post Friday morning, saying “[g]reat student, wonderful boy! Very exciting!!!” and later posting a photo of his 18-year-old son collecting his diploma.

Barron Trump, the former president’s only son with current wife Melania Trump, graduated from the Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, near Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, the crown jewel in Trump’s real estate portfolio that Forbes values ​​at an estimated $325 million.

Trump’s trial in New York didn’t meet Friday, following three days of witness testimony by his former fixer Michael Cohen, the one-time Trump ally at the heart of the criminal case, where Trump faces 34 felony counts for falsifying business records over a hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election.

Trump lauded his youngest son as a “[g]reat student” and “wonderful boy” in a post on Truth Social.

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Barron Trump is the former president’s only son with current wife Melania Trump.

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Barron Trump graduated from Oxbridge Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida, near his father’s … [+] Mar-a-Lago estate.

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Tuition to Oxbridge Academy costs $41,500 per year, plus fees, according to the school.

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Barron Trump received his diploma during his graduation ceremony at Oxbridge Academy on Friday.

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Former President Donald Trump stood with former First Lady Melania Trump at their son’s graduation … [+] on Friday.

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Big Number

$41,500. That’s the annual tuition for Oxbridge Academy, including breakfast, lunch, textbooks, “learning support services” and college counseling. Fees to the private school tack on another $1,575 in a one-time enrollment expense, plus a $2,500 annual student fee covering health and wellness services, security and transportation.

Key Background

Trump’s attorneys in his criminal hush money case in New York last month requested the state judge overseeing the trial to allow Trump to skip proceedings in Manhattan on May 17 for Barron’s graduation. Judge Juan Merchan did not immediately make a ruling on the request, saying it was too early to make a decision, though Trump still berated Merchan on his social media platform Truth Social, falsely claiming the judge “prohibited” him from attending the graduation. Trump’s second-youngest son, Eric Trump, also slammed Merchan in a post on X, calling him “truly heartless.” Following jury selection in the trial, Merchan said he would allow Trump to skip the trial for the graduation, canceling proceedings for Friday.

Further Reading

ForbesMichael Cohen Testifies: Ex-Fixer’s Testimony Undercut By A 14-Year-Old Prank Caller As Trump Lawyers Attack CredibilityForbesJudge Lets Trump Attend His Barron’s Graduation During Hush Money Trial-After Trump Blasts Judge

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