Trump, Biden attend same Pennsylvania college graduation

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May 15 (Reuters) - Presidential politics crept into the graduation ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania on Sunday, with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in attendance to cheer on family members.

The two men sat relatively near each other at the event in Philadelphia, where the Trump family gathered to watch the real estate tycoon's daughter, Tiffany, graduate from the Ivy League school. Biden came to support granddaughter Naomi.

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Tiffany Trump, 22, is the daughter of Trump and his ex-wife Marla Maples. Naomi Biden is named after the vice president's one-year-old daughter, who died in a 1972 car accident along with the girl's mother, Biden's first wife.

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Vice President Joe Biden attends his granddaughter Naomi Biden's graduation ceremony, accompanied by his wife Jill Biden, center left, Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attended his daughter Tiffany Trump's graduation ceremony, accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, second right, and former wife, Marla Maples, second left, Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Students arrive for the University of Pennsylvania graduation ceremony, Sunday, May 15, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for his daughter Tiffany Trump's graduation ceremony, Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Vice President Joe Biden arrives for his granddaughter Naomi Biden's graduation ceremony, Sunday, May 15, 2016, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Donald Trump, who earlier this month effectively secured the Republican nomination for the Nov. 8 presidential election, also attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating from its Wharton business school.

Biden, who is not running in the 2016 election, has been a bitter critic of Trump's policies and campaign tactics, calling the Republican front-runner's remark that Mexico was sending rapists and other criminals across the border a "sick message." (Reporting by Daniel Trotta, Ginger Gibson and Timothy Gardner; Editing by Sharon Bernstein and Paul Simao)


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