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Trump doubles up with Maryland, Virginia Memorial Day events

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Posted at 7:41 AM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 07:41:05-04

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has booked back-to-back Memorial Day appearances amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Trump plans to participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on Monday.

Afterward, he will head to Baltimore to speak at Fort McHenry national monument. That's where “The Star-Spangled Banner” was written. But Baltimore's mayor is unhappy about Trump's visit, saying it sets a bad example when many residents have been told to limit travel.

Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young also says the city can't afford the cost of a presidential visit when city revenue is declining because of the virus outbreak.