February 5, 2019
As part of First Lady Melania Trump’s Be Best anti-bullying campaign, she invited Wilmington, Delaware 6th grader Joshua Trump to be one of the guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union. By now you probably figured out that while he shared no relation with the President, Joshua was bullied because they share the same last name. But that gesture rubbed CNN hosts Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon the wrong way during Monday’s Prime Time.
“I hate bullies, you hate bullies. You got to feel for this kid. My concern, though, about tomorrow night is that he’s going to be used as a political pawn,” Cuomo speculated. “That of all the different kinds of bullying that goes on, they’re highlighting somebody giving Trump a hard time.”
Despite claiming he thought it was a “good thing that she invited him”, Lemon also suggested Joshua was going to be used as a “political pawn”. “…You know, I don’t know. I hope that they’re not using it for political expediency,” he sighed.
Cuomo then seemed to take a shot at Joshua’s parents for allowing him to be a guest of the White House:
No, I’m just worried the – I’m worried about the kid because he’s got enough trouble, you know? His family is letting him go out there, hopefully, to empower him, give him some confidence in himself. And now if he becomes representative of the President you don’t want to put that on somebody, let alone this kid.
“That’s where I was going,” Lemon agreed. “If they really don’t want to draw attention to his last name and keep him from being bullied, maybe it’s not the best thing for him to go to the State of the Union and get all of this press.”
This article was posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 7:34 am