WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is on tap to speak at the Rolling Thunder motorcycle rally in Washington — an annual salute to military veterans.
The Memorial Day weekend event got its start in 1988 and also honors members of the military missing in action.
Trump angered veterans early in his presidential campaign when he criticized the military record of John McCain, the Arizona senator who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2008.
McCain was a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War and was held for more than five years as a prisoner of war.
Last July, Trump said McCain was a “war hero because he was captured” and Trump added: “I like people who weren’t captured.” Trump has refused to apologize to McCain outright.