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By: Charlotte Smith

Today, January 20th, 2017 marks the date of a new Presidency for the United States. While in Elizabethtown we bumped into an old high school classmate of the new President, Donald Trump.

Bladen County resident, Bruce Barbour, was wearing his New York Military Academy uniform at the Corner Cafe to celebrate the Inauguration of President Trump taking place today. According to Barbour, New York Military Academy is where he and President Trump attended and graduated high school.

Barbour did say he met Trump on a couple of occasions. He noted Trump was a very good baseball player and Trump was even scouted in high school by several professional baseball teams.

“Of course Trump turned them down,” Barbour said.

Barbour said he graduated in 1967 and President Trump graduated in 1964 from the New York high school.