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PHOTO: Joshua Trump Caught Sleeping During Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address in the First Lady’s Box

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First LAdy Melania Trump (R) greets Grace Eline and Joshua Trump, special guests of the President, before US President Donald Trump's State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on February 5, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

No one blamed the kid for his unplanned nap. In fact, most people could relate.

What’s more, many thought the President would appreciate it for one simple reason.

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