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Bullied Boy Named Trump Will Be Among SOTU Guests

President expected to call for bipartisanship as well as a border wall
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 5, 2019 6:26 AM CST
Updated Feb 5, 2019 6:48 AM CST
In this Feb. 1, 2019, photo, President Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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(Newser) – President Trump will deliver his State of the Union address Tuesday night and analysts expect two largely incompatible things: Calls for a unity, and calls for a border wall. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says Trump will be "calling for cooperation" in the address, though both Democrats and Republicans are skeptical, the AP reports.Trump is widely expected to double down on his calls for a border wall. He is expected to mention declaring a national emergency to secure funding for the wall, though not to declare the emergency during the speech itself. "You'll hear the State of the Union, and then you'll see what happens right after the State of the Union," the president said Monday. More:

  • Guests include a boy bullied for the name Trump. The president and Melania Trump's 13 guests for the address will include Joshua Trump, a sixth-grader from Delaware who says he's been bullied for years because of his name, Politico reports. Other guests will include two survivors of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and Alice Johnson, the Tennessee great-grandmother he granted clemency to last year. Trump has also invited relatives of a Nevada couple allegedly murdered by a man who was in the country illegally. The White House has a full list here.

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