FLOTUS Invites Bullied 6th Grader Named Joshua Trump To SOTU Speech

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Stop shaking your head and rubbing your eyes, you’re not on The Onion website, you’re still here. First Lady Melania Trump, by her own description, “One of the most bullied people on [sic] the world,” is bringing another victim of bullying to the State of the Union address, a 6th grader from Delaware, named Joshua Trump. Washington Post:

Joshua Trump, a sixth-grade student from Wilmington, Del., who is not related to the president, drew headlines last year after his parents went public to share stories of the abuse they said he had suffered because of his last name.

“They curse at him, they call him an idiot, they call him stupid,” his mother, Megan Trump Berto, told ABC affiliate WPVI at the time.

The issue has been ongoing for years, his parents said. They had even pulled the boy out of school for homeschooling at one point, but decided to enroll him in middle school with the hope that the bullying would decrease. It didn’t.

“He said he hates himself, and he hates his last name, and he feels sad all the time, and he doesn’t want to live feeling like that anymore, and as a parent that’s scary,” Trump Berto said.

Young Joshua could probably go talk to Mike Pence or Franklin Graham or one of the other evangelical wingnuts and they could explain to him how just as Donald Trump has been chosen by God to serve, he, Joshua, has been chosen to suffer the slings and arrows of an outrageous namesake — or something. Common sense says this appearance at the SOTU is only going to make things worse for the lad.

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