National

Trump Recognizes Tuskegee Airman, Pennsylvania Girl at State of Union Address

In what could have been perceived as a direct pitch for the African American vote in his reelection bid, President Donald Trump paid homage Tuesday night during a largely partisan State of the Union address to a 100-year-old Tuskegee Airman and awarded a school choice scholarship to a young Black girl from Pennsylvania.

Trump honored Brig. Gen. Charles McGee, one of the last survivors of the historically Black Tuskegee Airmen, for his combat service and efforts in support of civil rights in America.

Trump, who promoted McGee to general status by pinning stars onto his shoulders just before the Tuesday address, also introduced McGee’s 13-year-old great-grandson Lain Lanphier, who aspires to join the U.S. Space Force.

Stephanie and Janiyah Davis (Courtesy of the White House)
Stephanie Davis and daughter Janiyah (Courtesy of the White House)

Trump later recognized Janiyah Davis, a fourth grade student from Philadelphia who was on a waitlist for a scholarship to attend a school of her choice.

In emphasizing the importance of allowing families to choose where their students attend school, the president noted that too many have been “trapped” in government schools.

Trump said that while Pennsylvania’s governor has vetoed school-choice bills, 18 states have already created such legislation through opportunity scholarships.

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker