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11-Year-Old Who Was Bullied Because His Last Name is 'Trump' Will be First Lady's Special Guest Tonight

He will be among the special guests who will join the President and First Lady during tonight's State of the Union Address

February 05, 2019 - 3:27 pm
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First Lady Melania Trump revealed Monday that she is bringing Joshua Trump as one of her guests to her husband's State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Joshua Trump isn't family, but the 11-year-old from Delaware has been bullied because he happens to share the President's last name.

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"Joshua Trump is a sixth-grade student in Wilmington, Delaware. He appreciates science, art, and history...Unfortunately, Joshua has been bullied in school due to his last name," the White House said in a statement. "He is thankful to the First Lady and the Trump family for their support."

Joshua Trump has even had to be homeschooled because of how much he's been bullied at school and that his invitation is the latest initiative of Melania's Be Best campaign, which "encourage[s] everyone to be kind to each other and treat each other with respect in everyday life and on social media."