President Donald Trump and Melania Trump have invited 11-year-old Joshua Trump to the State of the Union on Feb. 5, as the primary girl’s plus one, after the Sixth grader was bullied in class for his final title.
On Monday, February 4, the White Home revealed its 13 particular company who will be part of President Donald Trump, 72, and first girl Melania Trump, 48, for Tuesday night time’s State of the Union. One of many invited company is 11-year-old Joshua Trump, a Delaware sixth grader who made headlines final December after he was bullied in class for his final title. Though the younger boy has no relation to the President, his mother and father beforehand informed Philadelphia information station WPVI, they have been reportedly within the course of of adjusting their son’s title as a result of he was bullied so terribly.
“Joshua Trump is a Sixth-grade scholar in Wilmington, Delaware,” the White Home mentioned in a press launch on February 4. “He appreciates science, artwork and historical past. He additionally loves animals and hopes to pursue a associated profession sooner or later. His hero and finest buddy is his Uncle Cody, who serves in the USA Air Pressure. Sadly, Joshua has been bullied in class resulting from his final title. He’s grateful to the First Girl and the Trump household for his or her help.”
Joshua would be the plus one of many first girl, whose Be Finest marketing campaign focuses on stopping bullying. The mission “encourages kids to BE BEST of their particular person paths, whereas additionally instructing them the significance of social, emotional, and bodily well being.”
Different company invited by the president embrace a 9-year-old most cancers survivor; a former prisoner launched by way of the First Step Act; and a survivor of the mass taking pictures on the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, in addition to a primary responder who was wounded throughout the synagogue assault.
Final December, Joshua and his household made headlines after his mother and father, Megan Trump Berto and Bobby Berto determined to go public with their story. “They curse at him, they name him an fool, they name him silly,” Megan Berto informed Philadelphia information station, WPVI, of the Joshua’s fellow college students bullying him.
“He was getting ridiculed and bullied for the truth that his final title was Trump,” Joshua’s stepfather Bobby Berto mentioned. The mother and father added that the bullying began when Donald Trump started working for workplace.
The couple even homeschooled Joshua for a yr. Nevertheless, when he entered Talley Center College in Wilmington, Delaware, final September, Megan and Bobby determined to enroll Joshua again into the college system as a result of they thought issues would change. “New college, new begin,” Bobby informed the outlet of their resolution.
Earlier than Joshua began center college, his mother and father notified the college about his previous points with bullying. Nevertheless, the bullying didn’t cease. “He mentioned he hates himself and he hates his final title and he’s unhappy on a regular basis and he doesn’t need to stay feeling like that anymore, and as a dad or mum, that’s scary,” Joshua’s mom mentioned.