Trump's State of the Union Guests Fit a Theme

Here's the list of those who revolve around message of 'safe, strong, and proud America'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 29, 2018 7:08 PM CST
A file photo of Robert Mickens, whose 15-year-old daughter, Nisa Mickens was killed in an alleged MS-13 killing last September. Mickens will be among President Trump's guests at the State of the Union...   (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

(Newser) – President Trump's guests for his State of the Union speech Tuesday include an Ohio welder who will benefit from his tax overhaul plan and the parents of two Long Island teenagers who were believed to be killed by MS-13 gang members. Among his other guests are rescuers who battled wildfires in California and flooding in Texas, as well as a Marine who re-enlisted after losing his legs and going blind from a roadside bomb. The guests will be seated in the box of first lady Melania Trump. Many have been selected to amplify the speech's theme, which White House officials have said is "building a safe, strong, and proud America." The full list of attendees, according to the White House, and via the AP:

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