“This is a wonderful crowd,” Carter started. “Jerry told me it’s even bigger, I hate to say this, than it was last year. I don’t know if President Trump would admit that or not.”
Trump gave his first commencement address as president at the Christian college last year, which university president Jerry Falwell Jr. described as the “best commencement speech” in the school’s history.
According to Falwell Jr., there were more than 50,000 people in attendance for Trump’s 2017 speech.
Carter did not say the total number in attendance on Saturday but said there were more than 20,000 graduates alone, not including family and friends who attended the commencement.