On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump delivered one of the longest State of the Union addresses ever, clocking in at just under seven and a half hours. Oh, sorry, that’s just what it felt like. Apparently it was only 82 minutes, but it still was one of the longest SOTU speeches in history.
One of the people in attendance for Trump’s long-ass speech was Joshua Trump, an 11-year-old boy from Wilmington, DE, who has been bullied for years because of his last name. And he did what just about anyone his age would do during a long speech—he conked out.
As President Trump repeated his promise to build a border wall at the southern border of the US and called illegal immigration “an urgent national crisis,” the camera panned to the audience and young Joshua could be seen napping.
Twitter thought this was hilarious and some people joked that Joshua (who is not related to the President) was the latest member of the #resistance.
JOSHUA TRUMP RULES pic.twitter.com/Opc88adMfB— Josh Weinberg (@josh_weinberg) February 6, 2019
Joshua Trump, welcome to the resistance pic.twitter.com/kOJltEMykV— M (@DJDOGPIC) February 6, 2019
All of us were Joshua Trump Midway through President (no relation) Trump's State of the Union. pic.twitter.com/62Cq07a639— Jeffrey Evan Gold (@jeffgoldesq) February 6, 2019
Joshua Trump is the only good Trump. pic.twitter.com/AZXatGpHkl— Joe Kassabian (@jkass99) February 6, 2019
Joshua Trump owns. pic.twitter.com/68fVCEvkky— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 6, 2019
Joshua Trump is a Trump I can get behind. pic.twitter.com/fCO2o7duj7— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 6, 2019
Joshua is a cute kid sleeping during a very long and boring speech. Is he the best person with the last name trump? Very possibly. https://t.co/GGqZmfWbrr— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 6, 2019
josh trump fuckin rules. we stan a sleepy legend. pic.twitter.com/iLFKs82e5d— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) February 6, 2019
Speaking to WPVI-TV, Joshua’s parents said that his classmates have called him an “idiot” and “stupid” for having the last name Trump. Man, being a kid is hard.
His parents reportedly took Josh out of school in 2017 and began to homeschool him, but when he went to middle school the following year, the bullying just started up again.
His mother, Megan Trump Berto, told WPVI-TV, “He said he hates himself, and he hates his last name, and he feels sad all the time, and he doesn’t want to live feeling like that anymore, and as a parent that’s scary.”