Guests To State Of The Union Speech Carry Political Messages

By Ken Thomas & Zeke Miller, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s guests for his State of the Union speech Tuesday include an Ohio welder who will benefit from his tax overhaul plan and the parents of two Long Island teenagers who were believed to be killed by MS-13 gang members.

Among his other guests are rescuers who battled wildfires in California and flooding in Texas, as well as a Marine who re-enlisted after losing his legs and going blind from a roadside bomb.

The guests will be seated in the box of first lady Melania Trump. Many have been selected to amplify the speech’s theme, which White House officials have said is “building a safe, strong and proud America.”

The president’s address to Congress last year took an emotional turn when he introduced the widow of a Navy SEAL killed in a raid in Yemen.

The full list of attendees, according to the White House:

— Corey Adams, a welder in Dayton, Ohio, who plans to invest his extra savings from the tax overhaul plan into his daughters’ education fund.

— Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens, the parents of Nisa Mickens, and Evelyn Rodriguez and Freddy Cuevas, the parents of Kayla Cuevas. Nisa and Kayla’s 2016 slayings were attributed to the …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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