The United States has absolutely no room for bullying and American citizens have a duty to condemn this behavior. As a nation of values, no man, woman, or child should endure constant harassment for things they can’t control. This is the unfortunate case for Joshua Trump who has been continually belittled because his last name is Trump.
“They curse at him, they call him an idiot, they call him stupid,” said his mother, Megan Trump Berto, to WPVI.
It is absolute nonsense that a young boy has to endure such ridicule from those who oppose President Trump. Morals regarding treatment of other human beings should not become void when a certain person happens to have differing opinions than you. It is worrying that the animosity of Trump attackers has rubbed off on their children and now they are the ones spreading hate and intolerance.
Joshua will be a one of Melania Trump’s special guests at the State of the Union address. Melania has been an outspoken critic of bullying and launched the “Be Best” initiative aimed at reducing cyberbullying. Melania is no stranger to bullying and has been the recipient of endless attacks by the left.
“I encourage everyone to be kind to each other and treat each other with respect in everyday life and on social media.” Said Melania during National Bullying Prevention Month.
Joshua has stopped using his last name, considered changing it, and even resorted to home-schooling for a short time in an attempt to make the bullying stop. It is never okay to bully a child especially for something as nonsensical as them sharing a name with a president you dislike.
Stand with Joshua and let’s put an end to bullying. Thank you, Mrs. First Lady for standing up for the weak and embodying the values that we hold dear as Americans.