Trump Invites Bullied Student, Synagogue Shooting Survivors to State of the Union

Virginia Carson
February 6, 2019

President Donald Trump will be delivering his second State of the Union speech to Congress in the United States on Tuesday and surprisingly, there will be a sixth grader young schoolboy named Joshua Trump, who is often bullied for his last name. With numbers like that, it's not hard to see why Democrats were happy to wait Trump out during the shutdown and it's hard to see them doing anything different this time around.

WATCH: CBN News Channel LIVE Coverage of the State of the Union Address Begins at 8:30 p.m.

While White House officials cautioned that Trump's remarks were still being finalized, the president was expected to use some of his televised address to showcase a growing economy. Even Trump's staunchest allies know that bipartisan rhetoric read off of a teleprompter is usually undermined by scorching tweets and unpredictable policy maneuvers. To that end, look for the president to highlight last year's big bipartisan achievement: the FIRST STEP Act, the criminal justice reform bill Trump signed into law last December. Supreme Court and 13 hand-picked guests by the Trump administration. Numerous newly elected lawmakers are determined to impeach Trump and hold firm against the sort of border wall spending, a symbolic red line for many in the party.

Here are some things that a hypothetical Democratic president could try to address via a declaration of emergency in the future.

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Declaring a state of emergency at the border might resolve Trump's personal frustrations, but it would put his allies in Congress in a hard position. It's still an open question whether Trump caved to Democrats pressure on reopening the government last month because he wanted the SOTU so badly or whether the SOTU is happening because he retreated to avoid public anger.

"Transgender service members like Lieutenant Commander Dremann make extraordinary sacrifices every day to defend our freedom and our most sacred values, and President Trump's decision to ban them from military service is cruel and undermines our military readiness", she said in a statement.

Mr Trump also will address foreign policy, including support for an effort to coax Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro into leaving power and declaring the Islamic State militant group all but defeated.

Sunday, Trump said he could call for a national emergency, bypassing Congress to fund the wall, which could spark legal challenges.

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"And when President Trump finishes his speech we'll hand him an official printed list", the campaign website stated. Since her party won back the House in the November elections, she has been a steely nemesis to Trump.

Liberal media outlets, meanwhile, are already beating the war drums, calling for Democrats to "not give in to Trump's hateful speech".

"Still, knowing this president and his penchant for hyperbole, he will probably say the state of our union is stronger than it's ever been before in our nation's long history thanks to him", Schumer continued.

Mr Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney went over the speech on Monday night with about a dozen supporters including former campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, as well as Matt Schlapp, chairman of the American Conservative Union, a source familiar with the meeting said.

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