Quantcast
Connect with us

Here’s the bizarre and narcissistic reason the first lady and president are bringing a kid named Joshua Trump to the State of the Union

Published

on

For the most part, President Donald Trump’s guests to Tuesday’s State of the Union address are predictable. He has invited the family of a couple killed by an undocumented immigrant, an official investigating human trafficking, former convicted drug trafficker Alice Johnson, survivors of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue massacre, a recovering opioid addict, a laid-off sawmill employee who got his job back, and a child cancer survivor.

ADVERTISEMENT

But one of the guests on his list, invited by First Lady Melania Trump and the president, is truly bizarre:

To be clear, bullying is a serious issue, and no child should have to go through it. But it seems weird, and more than a little narcissistic, that this would be the bullying victim chosen by the Trumps.

For instance, why not bring one of the millions of Hispanic children that has had to endure taunts about the border wall from as soon as Trump started his campaign? Or why not bring in one of the transgender students who has faced bullying based on what bathroom they use, cases that Trump’s Department of Education are no longer pursuing? Or if the Trumps are so concerned about bullying based on their name, how about the African-American student in Tennessee who was blocked from entering his classroom by two white students shouting “Trump! Trump!”?

ADVERTISEMENT

One of the planks of Melania’s “Be Best” campaign, which was first advertised with a pamphlet plagiarized from President Barack Obama’s Federal Trade Commission, is to combat cyberbullying. And while that is a worthy goal, it is hard to take seriously given one study found areas that voted for Trump saw sharp upswings in school bullying, and given that Trump himself is the world’s most famous cyberbully.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump has now predicted COVID will ‘go away’ in each of the last seven months

Published

on

President Donald Trump on Wednesday told "Fox & Friends" that the novel coronavirus "will go away, like things go away."

As Democratic political operative Daniel Wessel notes on Twitter, this is not the first time the president has made bold declarations about the virus disappearing.

Back in February, Trump said the virus "miraculously goes away," then said in March that "it'll go away," and then in April declared that "it's going away."

Continue Reading

2020 Election

‘Scared’ Republicans ask House minority leader to lay out an agenda since Trump can’t

Published

on

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) has handed out talking points describing the GOP agenda for the upcoming election, since President Donald Trump has been unwilling to chart a course himself.

Some lawmakers "were scared" when Trump was unable to detail his second-term strategy when asked in a recent interview, so several Republicans asked McCarthy to produce an agenda for their own re-election campaigns, reported Axios.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump’s claims about mail voting were always incoherent — and now they’re falling apart

Published

on

I don't know about you, but when I saw Donald Trump do an abrupt pivot on his crusade to depict mail-in voting as a form of voter fraud on Tuesday, I felt the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

That certainly wasn't because I believe he's seen the light and has realized that mail-in voting is perfectly safe, or that he realizes it's imperative at a time when in-person voting may expose people to the deadly coronavirus. No, it was because he singled out Florida as the one state he believes really knows how to handle elections. Anyone who was around 20 years ago to observe the 2000 election will understand why I felt that awful sense of dread.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image