On Monday, the White House announced the list of guests joining the president and first lady Melania Trump at the 2019 State of the Union address.
“This year’s guests come from all different walks of life, and each has an incredible story to tell. Many have overcome exceptional hardship,” the White House said in a release.
Among the 13 announced guests are Americans who have dealt firsthand with the very worst of illegal immigration, the killing of U.S. citizens at the hands of those who have no business being in the country.
But one of the guests is a 6th grader from Wilmington, Delaware, who life became a personal hell because of constant bullying over his name.
The 11-year-old boy’s name is Joshua Trump — no relation to President Trump.
As a result of our caustic politics, Joshua has been bullied unmercifully in school for no other reason than his last name.
“They curse at him, they call him an idiot, they call him stupid,” his mother, Megan Trump, told WPVI in Philadelphia.
The bullying started early on in Trump’s run for president and became so intense that Joshua’s parents pulled him out of public school and home-schooled him for a year.
He returned this year to attend middle school, but the bullying immediately resumed.
“He said he hates himself, and he hates his last name,” Megan said. “And he feels sad all the time, and he doesn’t want to live feeling like that anymore. As a parent that’s scary.”
Five students have been disciplined for their actions toward Joshua, WPVI reported, and his school agreed to change his last name in their records to reflect his father, Bobby Berto.
White House releases president’s guests for SOTU. Young, bullied sixth grade ‘Trump’ is on his list. https://t.co/U0iv0qQahe pic.twitter.com/cbeSKwLQsU
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) February 5, 2019
Despite all this, the simple announcement of the young boy’s invitation to be a guest of the president set the hate-filled anti-Trump cabal in motion. We can only imagine that students act the way they do because they’re emulating what they see at home, given the unfortunate likelihood that the TDS crowd procreates.
Kid name Joshua Trump gets bullied at school over his name.
Gets invited to the SOTU.
Gets bullied by freaking alleged adults.
WHAT THE HELL IF WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 5, 2019
Cowards hiding behind keyboards attack an 11-year-old boy, or use him for political fodder, then justify the despicable behavior by pointing to their deranged opinion of President Trump — but then, we’ve seen what they’re capable of with the attacks on the kid from Covington Catholic High School.
No clearer example is needed of how sick and twisted our politics are than what is seen in the toxic wasteland known as social media.
Josh Trump is a 6th grade boy who claims he has been bullied at school for having the last name Trump.
I personally do not see where he is bullied, but I do see a very depressed little boy who has very low esteem, because, of his last name and they are mislabeling it “bullying”.
— Ted M Brown (@kwareroha) February 5, 2019
Nothing stops bullying more effectively than a national spotlight (extreme Sarcasm font needed) https://t.co/xfIpmlTp4N
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 5, 2019
Melania and Donald are sadly using sixth grader Joshua Trump as a political prop. A sixth grader. And then they’re going to try and use him to stir controversy. And act like they did some bullying initiative they never did. They’ll use anyone to try and look good—new rock bottom.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) February 5, 2019
If @realDonaldTrump is inviting #JoshuaTrump to the #SOTU for being bullied because of the Trump name—he should also invite the millions of Muslim, immigrant, refugee, Black, indigenous, Latino, Jewish, LGBTQ human beings, daily being terrorized because of the Trump Presidency.
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) February 5, 2019
If Josh Trump was a black kid Trump would’ve just put him in a cage with the rest of his collection #SOTU
— Este Votante Negro (@thenewblack138) February 5, 2019
And notice all the ‘likes’ one of the vilest responses got:
Hi Joshua Trump. I'm sorry you get bullied at school for your last name. My name is Ben Joseph Siemon. "Semen" or "BJ Semen." I didn't visit a porn set to feel better. You don't need to go to the State of the Union.
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) February 5, 2019
The real take away here is shared by Town Hall columnist Kurt Schlichter: “Look at what liberals are doing to that Joshua Trump kid then think of what they would do to you if they had real power and you were disarmed.”
Look at what liberals are doing to that Joshua Trump kid then think of what they would do to you if they had real power and you were disarmed.
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) February 5, 2019
Oh, and that you can expect a concerted effort by the liberal media to dox the kid:
President Trump invited Joshua Trump, a 6th grader who is relentlessly bullied because of his last name to the state of the union
The media will attack him and demagogue him like they did the Covington kids
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 5, 2019
Joshua Trump (a student who has been bullied for having the same last name as the president) has been invited to the SOTU.
To the mainstream media, freshmen congresswomen, and Hollywood celebrities: Do not dox, threaten, or bully this student, too. Know your place.
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) February 5, 2019
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