- Another youngster, Joshua Trump, represents the first lady's anti-bullying efforts.
Trump has been flirting since at least the 14th day of the shutdown with the idea of funding a wall by declaring a national emergency and using his authority to divert funds already appropriated by Congress for things like disaster relief.
And he has teased a potential announcement during the State of the Union address.
Mr Trump's guests for the speech include Anna Marie Johnson, a 63-year-old woman whose life sentence for drug offences was commuted by the president, and Joshua Trump, a sixth-grade student from Wilmington, Delaware, who was allegedly bullied because of his last name.
Reportedly, Joshua Trump is a boy from Wilmington in DE, who has often been bullied in the school he has been studying because of his last name. (Not to mention the fact that her husband uses the mantle of the presidency - frequently, if not primarily - to make fun of people online.) But the SOTU invitation does clarify her anti-bullying initiative: the First Lady wants Americans to stop being mean to everyone named Trump.
The White House said Monday that the speech will stress 'unity, ' at a time when partisan rancor has become a Washington, D.C. sacrament.
One group, Debra Bissell, Heather Armstrong and Madison Armstrong, lost a family member at the hands of an undocumented immigrant.
Pittsburgh Police SWAT officer Timothy Matson, who survived multiple gunshot wounds at the scene, will be among the attendees, as well as Judah Samet, a Holocaust survivor who also lived through the October 2018 mass shooting, in which 11 were killed, the White House said.
Trump will also point out past accomplishments during the speech, including the passage of a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill, the First Step Act, last year.
- Ashley Evans, who is nearing the one-year, one-month anniversary of becoming sober after years of opioid and substance abuse.
- Roy James, plant manager of a lumber facility in Vicksburg, Mississippi, that the White House says was reopened under provisions in Trump's tax cut legislation.
- Elvin Hernandez, a special agent with the Homeland Security Department's human trafficking unit.
Trump Berto did not return a message left with her father.
Hungarian-born Judah Samet, who survived the Bergen-Belsen death camp and later lived in Israel and the U.S., was four minutes late to Shabbat service at the Tree of Life synagogue on October 27.