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President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are pleased to announce the following special guests at the President’s third State of the Union address.
Joshua Smith from Paducah, Kentucky: Joshua’s brother, Channing Smith, was a 16-year-old from Tennessee who committed suicide last September. Prior to his death, Channing had suffered from cyber-assault on social media by students from his high school. Joshua described Channing as “the sweetest kid on earth,” who loved playing musical instruments and riding his motorcycle.
Retired Brigadier General Charles McGee from Bethesda, Maryland: After earning his wings in 1943, Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee flew a total of 409 aerial fighter combat missions during 30 years of military service. He is a veteran of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. General McGee recently participated in the Super Bowl LIV coin toss and had his stars pinned to his uniform the day of President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address. General McGee is an American hero who has rendered invaluable service to his country.
Iain Lanphier from Scottsdale, Arizona: Eight grader Iain Lanphier is the great-grandson of Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee. Iain hopes to write the next chapter in his family’s remarkable story by attending the Air Force Academy and eventually going to space. Last summer, he was the top graduate of the Aerospace Career Education program sponsored by the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals and supported by the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
Carl and Marsha Mueller from Prescott, Arizona: Carl and Marsha Mueller’s daughter, Kayla, was a devoted humanitarian aid worker who was kidnapped by ISIS on her way back from a Doctors without Borders hospital in Aleppo. Kayla was held captive and tortured by the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, before being murdered. On October 26, 2019, President Trump ordered a successful U.S. Special Forces raid that killed Kayla’s captor.
Juan Guaidó from Caracas, Venezuela: Juan Guaidó is the Interim President of Venezuela and leader of the democratically elected Venezuelan National Assembly. After the National Assembly invoked the Venezuelan constitution and declared their nation’s dictator illegitimate, the United States became the first country to recognize Guaidó. Today, the United States leads a coalition of nearly 60 countries in support of the Venezuelan people in their struggle for freedom and democracy.
Rush Limbaugh from Palm Beach, Florida: Rush Limbaugh is a legendary radio host with millions of loving fans. His radio show has been on the air for more than three decades and has had an incalculable effect on American politics and government. Limbaugh is a champion of the Constitution, advocate of civic engagement, and a committed patriot. His extraordinary contribution to American life was recognized during President Trump’s 2020 State of the Union Address where Limbaugh was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
These guests are in addition to those announced earlier today.