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.
I can’t wait for Joshua to meet Low IQ Maxine Waters, Crying Chuck Schumer, Crooked Hillary, Pocahontas, Da Nag Blumenthal, Lyin Ted, Little Marco, and Kenyan Born Barack Obama. Be Best!
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) February 5, 2019
OMG he’s even making this about HIMSELF.
— Leigh Crosby (@teaandmagnolias) February 5, 2019
The ultimate in self-referential humblebragging and victimization by the First Family.
Send the kid a Hallmark Card.
Bring a guest to the SOTU who has sacrificed for the country.
— mollyswordmcdonough🌊 (@mollysmcdonough) February 5, 2019
I’m sorry, but this is both sick & hilarious! They’re bringing a “Trump” to the SOTU??? The circle of narcissism is complete!
— Laura Spanos (@laura_spanos) February 5, 2019
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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