President Trump and First Lady Melania Announce Guests for State of Union Address…

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announce their guests for the State of the Union Address to be held tomorrow night:

Matthew Charles – Matthew Charles’s life is a story of redemption. In 1996, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for selling crack cocaine and other related offenses. While in prison, Matthew found God, completed more than 30 bible studies, became a law clerk, taught GED classes, and mentored fellow inmates.

On January 3, 2019, Matthew was the first prisoner released as a result of the First Step Act.

Debra Bissell, Heather Armstrong, and Madison Armstrong – Gerald and Sharon David of Reno, Nevada, were tragically murdered in their home in Nevada by an illegal immigrant in January 2019. The terrible loss has devastated both their community and three generations of their family who will be represented at the State of the Union: the Davids’ daughter Debra, granddaughter Heather, and great-granddaughter Madison.

Grace Eline – Everyone who knows Grace would tell you that she has always been special. Wherever she goes, she brightens the room with her kind heart and infectious smile. At an early age, she decided that she wanted to forgo gifts at her birthday parties, and instead ask for charity donations.

At 9 years old, Grace was diagnosed with Germinoma, a germ-cell brain tumor, and in May 2018, Grace started cancer treatment. Throughout the rest of the year, Grace stayed positive and strong, making the rounds in the hospital, cheering up other patients, and always having a smile for the many caring medical professionals who treated her. Grace recently finished chemotherapy and today shows no evidence of the disease. She is determined to help other children who are fighting cancer.

Ashley Evans – Ashley Evans has struggled with opioid and substance abuse for much of her life. In 2017, she was pregnant and suffered a relapse. Her recovery began with the birth of her daughter along with the help of Brigid’s Path, a medical care facility in Kettering, Ohio. Ashley has persevered and overcome many obstacles to maintain her sobriety. She is passionate about sharing her story of hope. On February 9, 2019, Ashley will celebrate 1 year and 1 month in recovery and on February 15, 2019, she will be reunited with her daughter full-time.

Elvin Hernandez – Elvin Hernandez is a Special Agent with the Trafficking in Persons Unit of the Department of Homeland Security’s Homeland Security Investigations division. He has more than 18 years of Federal law enforcement experience investigating narcotics, gangs, and human trafficking. During his current 7-year assignment, Elvin has conducted numerous successful international human trafficking investigations involving transnational organized crime groups.

Roy James – Roy James is the Plant Manager of the Vicksburg Forest Products lumber facility. He had worked at the sawmill for 26 years and become Vice President of Operations when he was told that the facility would close its doors.

Thankfully, last year, Vicksburg was designated an Opportunity Zone through provisions in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The plant soon reopened and Roy was hired to oversee the entire facility.

Timothy Matson – Timothy Matson joined the Pittsburgh Police Department in 2005 and made the SWAT team in 2016. As a key member of the SWAT team, he would breach the entrance during raids, a very dangerous task. In October 2018, Tim responded to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue. He suffered multiple gunshot wounds and saved countless lives in that heinous, anti-Semitic attack.

Judah Samet – Judah Samet is a member of the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. In October 2018, he survived the horrific shooting that killed 11 members of his community. Judah is also a survivor of the Holocaust. Judah immigrated to Israel after the war and was present for the declaration of the Israeli State in 1948. He served as a paratrooper and radio man in the Israeli Defense Forces and moved to the United States in the 1960s.

Joshua Trump – Joshua Trump is a 6th grade student in Wilmington, Delaware. He appreciates science, art, and history. He also loves animals and hopes to pursue a related career in the future. His hero and best friend is his Uncle Cody, who serves in the United States Air Force.

Unfortunately, Joshua has been bullied in school due to his last name. He is thankful to the First Lady and the Trump family for their support.

Tom Wibberley – Tom Wibberley is the father of Navy Seaman Craig Wibberley, a Seaman killed on the U.S.S. Cole. Craig grew up in Williamsport, Maryland, and enjoyed fly fishing, snow skiing, and working with his father on old Corvettes. He had a passion for computer science and decided to join the Navy to serve his country and pursue an opportunity to further his training in computers. Craig served aboard the U.S.S. Cole with distinction and was accepted to the Navy Information Technician School. His commander planned to recommend him for Officer Candidate School. However, on October 12, 2000, Craig and 16 fellow members of the crew were killed in a terrorist attack. Craig was only 19. After Craig’s death, a scholarship fund was created that gives out four $1,000 scholarships each year to students studying computer science.

Alice Johnson – President Trump granted Alice Johnson clemency on June 6, 2018. Alice had been serving a mandatory life sentence without parole for charges associated with a nonviolent drug case. During her nearly 22 years of incarceration, Alice accomplished what has been called an “extraordinary rehabilitation.” After her release, she was overjoyed to be reunited with her family. She has now dedicated her life to helping those who are in a similar position as she was and giving a voice to the criminal justice reform movement.

[White House Link]

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82 Responses to President Trump and First Lady Melania Announce Guests for State of Union Address…

  1. What a wonderful group of people. They are survivors of different pasts and paths and are all inspirational.

    Liked by 35 people

    • Peoria Jones says:

      Yep, that’s nice. These are people who can personally attest to what PDJT has done for them. They represent many more.

      Liked by 20 people

      • Mac says:

        I just had occasion to discuss President Trump to a taxi driver in Singapore. He heard I was from the U.S. and made a mocking jibe about Trump. I told him that everything he had heard about our President was wrong, and that Donald J. Trump was a great President of the United States. I then explained to him why I said that.

        When I finished, he said, “If he is doing what you said for your country, then he really is a good president. I have never heard anything about him like what you told me tonight.” That interchange convinced me yet again that the biggest problem we have in our own country is ignorance. If more Americans REALLY knew what President Trump is doing, he would be a lot more popular.

        So help me, I think the damned MSM is more dangerous than meth, heroin or fentanyl.

        Liked by 16 people

      • James Carpenter says:

        DJT should make a special invite to RBG, send his own car (“The Beast”) to pick her up.

        Breaking News!
        From the AP

        RBG attending concert at a venue close to the White House!

        “The justice sat in the back of the darkened auditorium at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.”
        “James Ginsburg said before the concert that his mother is walking a mile a day and meeting with her personal trainer twice a week.”

        Sad to say, no photographs were provided. Would have been nice to see all of the “glam” RBG was purported to be exuding. Maybe she’d like to sit in the back of the House Chamber instead of up front with the other justices?

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Michael Todaro says:

    “Illegal immigrant” = enemy invader

    Liked by 2 people

  3. kinthenorthwest says:

    What an awesome and varied group..All of them are people that Americans of all ages can learn from & look up to as great role models like America used to have..

    Liked by 15 people

    • Guillermo Maguire says:

      Once again, Trump shows basic instinct of who Americans really are. Where o where is the rest of the GOP? Ok, dont answer that.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Blind no longer says:

      President Trump has covered all the bases. Everything he campaigned for in 2016 and has or is fulfilling his promises. I especially like Joshua Trump, bullied because of his last name…he’s a child!
      Ordinary Americans, but each one special to God, their family and friends…all special to President Donald J Trump! They are, we are, the reason he ran!

      Liked by 4 people

  4. alliwantissometruth says:

    And certain democrats are inviting illegal alien criminals to be their guests

    What a perfect contrast

    Liked by 3 people

    • Normally Quiet Observer says:

      I hope PDJT has made sure ICE is aware of the Dems guests’ … just sayin’ …

      Liked by 7 people

      • Carrie2 says:

        Normally Quiet Observer, from your lips to God’s ears because it would a fantastic way for ICE to take them and embarrass the democrats. Hey, why not. They are illegals no matter how good a person or people they may be, but they are still invaders and must be deported.


      • Geoff Go says:

        Wouldn’t be wonderful if ICE agents entered the House Chambers and arrested those illegals?

        Liked by 2 people

        • Aeyrie says:

          Well actually, no, though I understand your sentiments Geoff! The optics of such an overt public display of authority by the President would be very bad. Such an act would be both humiliating and highly divisive. Based on the President and First Lady’s guest list I surmise the overall intent of the SOTU is to celebrate the nation’s accomplishments, promote unity and at the same time press the urgent needs associated with our southern border. The Dems are baiting the Prez. The public arrest of an invited guest, however illegally arrived, would hand major political ammunition to them that they would immediately make political hay with and strategically dramatize ad infinitum. Action should be taken yes, but it would be far better to wait and quietly do it later. Yes? Don’t forget who the Dems have in the batter’s box for their rebuttal. They are winding up to smack themselves in the foot. AGAIN. The Prez will be as graceful as they are crass and let them.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Zippy says:

            Yes, wait a few days:

            Rapper 21 Savage Arrested By ICE Days After Trashing Trump Border Policy


            Rapper 21 Savage was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Sunday just days after criticizing the Trump administration for its immigration policies.

            During a performance of his hit song “A Lot,” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, 21 Savage changed the lyrics to the song to take a shot at U.S. border policies under President Trump.

            “Been through some things so I can’t imagine my kids stuck at the border, Flint still need water, People was innocent, couldn’t get lawyers,” he rapped.

            The 26-year-old rapper, real name Sha Taa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was arrested by ICE in Atlanta Sunday over alleged immigration violations

            According to ICE, the rapper was brought to the United States from the United Kingdom when he was a child in 2005 and did not leave after his visa expired a year later.

            Liked by 1 person

    • snellvillebob says:

      President Trump invited Elvin Hernandez from Homeland Security to the SOTU. He can make the arrest right there while Pelosi glares at everyone with total hatred.


  5. Carson Napier says:

    Yamiche Alcindor ✔ @Yamiche

    Trump plans to discuss 5 top areas at SOTU: 1) Stopping illegal immigration 2) Protecting workers and trade deals including trade w/ China & USMCA 3) Asking Congress to produce an infrastructure bill 4) Lowering healthcare costs 5) Ending foreign wars & national security issues.
    32 1:34 PM – Feb 1, 2019

    Liked by 5 people

  6. lieutenantm says:

    To me this is whiny lefty hand-holding in a circle stuff……ANOTHER IVANKA PRODUCTION?
    FORGET THIS STUFF I SAY,. THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO MAKE A VERY TOUGH HARD HITTING SPEECH on border wall, troops draw-down, etc. This reads like a little old ladies’ knitting club gathering.. I think the President needs to directly confront this awful CONGRESS,


    • Carson Napier says:

      When I want my men to remember something important, to really make it stick, I give it to them double dirty. It may not sound nice to some bunch of little old ladies at an afternoon tea party, but it helps my soldiers to remember. You can’t run an army without profanity; and it has to be eloquent profanity. An army without profanity couldn’t fight its way out of a piss-soaked paper bag. As for the types of comments I make, sometimes I just, By God, get carried away with my own eloquence.
      – George S. Patton

      Liked by 7 people

      • Ken Lawson says:

        While I love Patton, I highly doubt he was as good a leader as George Washington, and Washington was very much against profanity. In fact, his soldiers suffered severe punishment for using it. Without Washington, America would not have won the Revolution. He is the epitome of a great leader and every leader could learn from him.

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        • Jim in TN says:

          Patton had a high pitched voice. He did not speak like the actor in that movie, gruff and deep voiced. I have never heard how his troops reacted, but I suspect he felt he needed to emphatically drive his points home.

          And, your argument makes Washington sound much worse than Patton. Patton got into trouble for trying to motivate with slaps. You honor Washington for ‘severe punishment’ of soldiers due to minor infractions. That sounds very demotivational.

          Both are heroes in my eyes. Heroes who did great things despite their mistakes.

          Who knows? Maybe if Washington had a little more tolerance for profanity, he wouldn’t be the person who relinquished ultimate power. Twice. Setting a pattern that assured our freedom until FDR. We had to codify that pattern into the Constitution in response to FDR, so Washington’s honorable actions are still protecting us.

          But it is not honorable to severely punish people for mild infractions.


        • Tuduri says:

          They were both great leaders in different eras. And they were both on
          our side. Kinda like two scoops of ice cream a la Trump mode. a win/win situation.


    • Carrie2 says:

      Trump makes is own decisions and since he has had success with the what the guests have overcome is what he did the last time and it resonated with us. He is already confronting the Congress in more ways than one and that is why they are sooo desperate to do the dirty on him but it won’t happen but coming back on them.


      • MAJA says:

        PDJT is restoring hope to the forgotten and the dismissed. To hold up ex cons and drug addicts as examples of redemption and forgiveness is such a beautiful thing. I also love that young Mr. Trump will be there too. I love our president’s sense of humor and can’t wait to hear what he says about the youngster’s challenges and blessings.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Aeyrie says:

          Poor kid! LOL, his current predicament puts me in mind of of Johnny Cash’s immortal song about the boy named Sue. I predict that there will come a day, not very far off, when the burden of his name has dropped away and it has become a thing of great pride. 🙂


  7. Carson Napier says:

    ” During his current 7-year assignment, Elvin has conducted numerous successful international human trafficking investigations involving transnational organized crime groups.”

    Nancy will not be pleased.

    Liked by 4 people

  8. mikebrezzze says:

    And the Democrats will bring their three most popular subjects…..gloom, despair and agony!

    Liked by 8 people

  9. sterling1776 says:

    B..b..b..b..but orange man bad! He’s a racist!

    Actions speak louder than words. What a wonderful thing to see our President honor everyday heroes and forgotten folks from all walks of life.

    I will honor him by eagerly watching his address to our country.

    God bless our President.

    Liked by 6 people

    • cthulhu says:

      Whenever I hear the half-whining, half-“superior”, entitled minority bullshit speech pattern of our last President, I have an involuntary spasm of revulsion and have to turn off the channel/close the tab/mute the radio.

      By contrast, VSGPOTUSDJT talks like a guy who gets things done. You can hear him say things like, “OK, we’re going to set the foundations about here…..but we need to set some bollards over here to keep traffic from messin’ with ’em.” His speeches are always grounded in reality, and never rise too far above it. He includes subtle jokes and asides that help demonstrate that he actually understands what his speeches are about. Thanks to this site, I’ve actually listened to a number of his rallies — sure, he sometimes exaggerates; sure, he sometimes wrassles in the mud …. but he’s still working-it for citizens he cherishes in a country that he loves. I could listen to that all day.

      That said, I can’t help but feel that he is just one single strike of the TRUTHHAMMER short of being the greatest President of the last 100 years.

      Liked by 1 person

  10. polisavvy says:

    Thats quite a lineup from President Trump. Each one a thematic exclamation point for the substance of his SOTU speech.


  11. Ronald W Weiss says:

    I can’t stop looking at the photo of Matthew Charles. He beams. He seems filled with a calm serenity and strength. It is a wonderful photo. I wish him the best in his new life.

    Liked by 4 people

  12. Artist says:

    not a welfare shopper among them!
    G-d bless them and our wonderful President and First Lady

    Liked by 4 people

  13. purpleibby says:

    Well done Mr. President! So much looking forward to your SOTU speech Stand strong sir, we’re with you(and indecently, standing strong is your best protection! We’re with you sir!)

    Liked by 1 person

  14. noswamp says:

    Truly exceptional people. Nothing more to say. Excellent choices.


  15. America First says:

    Some of these guests have unfortunately joined a club no one wants to join; the Angel family members. And they joined it since President Trump’s SOTU last year.

    Without appropriate action, how many more people will have to become Angel moms and dads, brothers, sisters, children, grandchildren, of illegal aliens victims by the time we hear another SOTU?

    Liked by 2 people

  16. A lot of these look designed to pull at heart strings to prove Trump has a heart. interspersed with these softies will be hard gut punches to the left side. I’m watching SOTU with 4 chronic TDS sufferers. It should be interesting.


  17. Kenji says:

    I like the kid who is ‘bullied’ because his surname is Trump. What a classic send up of all the TDS’ers on the left side of the aisle. All the TDS’ers in the media. I hope PDJT also refers to the outrageously maligned Nick Sandmann for the SIN of wearing a MAGA hat, and marching for the unborn, and for being a Catholic, and for being *gasp* white.

    Calling out the reckless HATE and RESISTANCE is necessary. The Left has become the nastiest bully in school. Shame on them. Oh, nevermind, they have NO shame.

    Liked by 2 people

  18. trumpsbamagirl says:

    The list choked me up at bit- especially young Mr. Trump and Alice Johnson. The only one I wish he had added is Nick Sandmann from the Covington Catholic mess.

    Liked by 4 people

  19. Patriot1783 says:

    Thank you for posting SD, shows how thoughtful The Trump Administration is when choosing the State of the Union guests.


  20. PInky1920 says:

    What a great group of AMERICANS.

    The youngster being bullied because of his last name really gets to me. I know that area well and it is just nothing but a cesspool of leftists; do not forget it’s where Jo Biden lives. There are very poor parts of Wilmington and you’d expect what lives there to bully a young white boy, even if his name wasn’t Trump. I can only imagine just how bad it is for him.

    Then, there’s the white, wealthy, elitist, guilt ridden, social warrior types. Most have the holier than thou, arrogant “hate has no home here” sign on the no less than two acre “front yard”. It’s Biden country. And they LOVE him.

    Delaware is a leftist no go zone for me.


  21. Boxerpaws says:

    loved the black and white banner of Pres and Mrs Trump so much that i grabbed it for my blog.Hope that’s ok?


  22. czarowniczy says:

    LOVE IT…..

    Now voices in the Rat Party are calling Bernie Sanders racist and sexist over his announcement that he’ll be giving his own rebuttal to the POTUS’s State of the Union address. He’s done so in the past and it’s never raised a question but as they see his rebuttal this time as ‘upstaging’ Stacey Abrams, their failed Georgia goobernatorial candidate whom they’re trying to regild, he’s racist and sexist.

    Oooooohhhhhhh I love this, let the political cannibalism roll on…


    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Sanders is a still a hero to many young socialist Democrats so charges of racism will fall on deaf ears. Maybe that crazy muzlim lady from Minnesota can give the Islamic Rebuttal to appease the hardcore hate-America branch of the Democratic Party; they are feeling a bit left out. The whiners of the Left could take turns and go on late into the night listing their grievances against traditional American values and accomplishments of the past 240 years.

      MAGA TRUMP 2020


      • czarowniczy says:

        I still see the seeds of Rat discontent sprouting. The infighting amongst those in their Big Tent who hold different beliefs and agendas is comforting – it ain’t just the Republicans actively shooting ourselves in the footses.

        Can’t wait to see the Rat Jewish and Muslim factions try to work things out…


  23. Pegon Zellschmidt says:

    To counter any protestors or shouts from the peanut gallery, Trump should save any introductions of relatives whose family members were murdered or killed by illegal aliens until then.


  24. I think about half of this list is pathetic. Easy to choose better people.

    I do, however, understand the politics behind it.


  25. Grassleysgirl/Breitbartista says:

    I was hoping the Covington HS kids were on the invite list.
    To promote Life, the 1st Amendment and MAGA 🇺🇸🇺🇸👍💬
    And our VSGPDJT😘


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