At one hour and 22 minutes, President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night was shorter than only Bill Clinton's address in 2000 (one hour and 29 minutes). However, Trump didn't exactly say anything new. The President hit all of his usual talking points—the so-called crisis at the southern border, the employment rate, tariffs—so after the 60 minute mark, things started to get tedious.
That's when Joshua Trump—the sixth grader who went as First Lady Melania Trump's guest after being bullied for his last name—did something most adults in the room likely wished they could do.
He passed out.
And Joshua Trump wins SOTU. https://t.co/0LKHK6x00W— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1549426734.0
JOSHUA TRUMP RULES https://t.co/Opc88adMfB— Josh Weinberg (@Josh Weinberg) 1549424387.0
Joshua Trump, a schoolboy bullied over his name, wins fans after falling asleep at State of Union #SOTU… https://t.co/rqCFOPTo2q— Telegraph World News (@Telegraph World News) 1549428342.0
No one blamed the kid for his unplanned nap. In fact, most people could relate.
@briantylercohen @atrupar I'd be asleep too— GloriaSEA 🌎🌍🌏🌿 (@GloriaSEA 🌎🌍🌏🌿) 1549426014.0
@briantylercohen I can't really blame him. I was close to doing the same.— David N (@David N) 1549429584.0
@nycsouthpaw We're all Joshua— Mary Anne O'Dwyer Korin☘ (@Mary Anne O'Dwyer Korin☘) 1549428007.0
@MollyJongFast That’s actually what I was doing during SOTU. I woke from a surprise nap for Stacy Abrams— Benjamin Bagley (@Benjamin Bagley) 1549435701.0
@MollyJongFast Joshua Trump is all of us👍— Sodamncoolsmom (@Sodamncoolsmom) 1549430127.0
@briantylercohen Lol! We were all Joshua Trump during the sotu— Kelly McCarty (@Kelly McCarty) 1549436264.0
@nycsouthpaw @dianelyssa Joshua Trump representing most of the country. #SOTU— Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈 (@Ron Waxman 🏳️🌈) 1549427477.0
What's more, many thought the President would appreciate it for one simple reason.
As leaked schedules recently revealed, the President spent about 60% of his work days the last three months in unstructured "executive time."
Joshua Trump was only taking some executive time of his own.
@MollyJongFast Executive time.— Susana Tupper (@Susana Tupper) 1549432188.0
@MollyJongFast It was his "executive time."— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson) 1549426789.0
@MollyJongFast @xeni Joshua was taking some “executive time”.— Niki Koszalka (@Niki Koszalka) 1549427220.0
@MollyJongFast @RyanNewYork Just having his own Executive Time.— AnthropogenicPresidentialChange2020 (@AnthropogenicPresidentialChange2020) 1549434417.0
Little Joshua didn't seem to miss too much. We only hope he was up in time for school.