There’s a group of about 4700 people in the United States of America that we feel extremely sorry for.
Although our sympathies extend to all Americans who have to live with Donald Trump as their country’s president, there’s one particular group who have an unfortunate association with the 72-year-old.
Those 4,788 Americans, counted in 2016, share the president’s last name: Trump.
As you can imagine, the inescapable coincidence of having the last name Trump is a source of distress for many of those who don’t agree with the man’s politics and human right’s violations. Particularly for those who find themselves bullied or teased for it.
On Monday Melania Trump invited one such Trump to the White House to attend the State of the Union address her husband is giving on Wednesday.
According to a statement from the White House, Melania extended the invitation to the 11-year-old, among 12 other special guests, because he “has been bullied in school due to his last name”.
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) February 5, 2019