During an appearance on The Breakfast Club, LiAngelo said Trump wasn’t part of his original speech (starting at 25:44):
Did it hurt to have to apologize to Trump?
LiAngelo: “They wanted to hear that, and [Trump] tweeted about it before my speech, so I had to add him in right before I gave it.”
Did the school make you do that?
LiAngelo: “I wrote my original speech, and I had to put his part in there in the morning before I went.”
Did you do it because Trump tweeted about it?
LiAngelo: “My school wanted to hear it too. Before I went up there, it was like, ‘You got to thank him.’ So I just threw him in there real quick before I gave my speech.”
If you knew you were going to Lithuania, would you have thanked him?
LiAngelo: “No. If they didn’t tell me to do it, it wouldn’t have been in there.”