WASHINGTON — Just a decade ago, the late Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.V. — who was a former KKK official in his younger days and apologized for that later in his political career — endorsed Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign and was a member in good standing with the Democratic Party.
A sixth-grader boy who has reportedly been a victim of bullying at school because his surname is Trump has been invited by the president to Tuesday's state of the union address. In a White House list of a dozen guests, a press release says Joshua Trump from Wilmington, Delaware “has been bullied in school due to his last name. He is thankful to the first lady and the Trump family for their support.” Other guests include a survivor of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting—Judah Samet, who also survived the holocaust—and Officer Timothy Matson who was injured during the Pittsburgh tragedy. Also invited is Alice Marie Johnson, who was granted
clemency by Trump on a life sentence related to a nonviolent drug offense after Kim Kardashian came to the White House to argue for her release.