(Liberty Bell) – Tuesday’s State of the Union address to the joint session of Congress by President Donald Trump was full of epic moments.
You’ve got to hand it to him, Trump loves our country and knows what matter to everyday Americans.
He also knows exactly how to show us how much the left hates everything he stands for.
He can get a room full of elected representatives to the US Congress to sit on their hands during applause for low-income children getting scholarships, great American heroes, men recently diagnosed with advanced cancer, and children who have survived extremely premature birth.
So when one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen and his great-grandson were honored during the State of the Union address, it was no wonder some of the party’s most radical members refused to pay tribute to this great American hero and emblem of the fight for civil rights.
“In the gallery tonight we have a young gentleman, and what he wants so badly, 13-years-old, Iain Lanphier. He’s an eighth-grader from Arizona. Iain, please stand up,” the president said as members of Congress and their guests cheered.
In 2019, Lanphier graduated at the top of his class in the Aerospace Career Education program, which, according to the White House website, is supported by the Tuskegee Airmen, Inc.
The president continued:
Iain has always dreamed of going to space. He was the first of his class and among the youngest at an aviation academy. He aspires to go to the Air Force Academy, and then he has his eye on the Space Force. As Iain says, “Most people look up at space; I want to look down on the world.”
But sitting behind Iain tonight is his greatest hero of them all, Charles McGee, who was born in Cleveland, Ohio, one century ago. Charles is one of the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen, the first black fighter pilots, and he also happens to be Iain’s great grandfather.
Incredible story. After more than one hundred and thirty combat missions in World War II, he came back home to a country still struggling for civil rights and went on to serve America in Korea and Vietnam. On December 7, Charles celebrated his 100th birthday.
“A few weeks ago I signed a bill promoting Charles McGee to Brigadier General, and earlier today I pinned the stars on his shoulders in the Oval Office. Gen. McGee, our nation salutes you. Thank you, sir,” Trump concluded.
Breitbart noted that the legendary airman had celebrated his centennial by flying as a copilot out of Frederick Municipal Airport in Frederick, Maryland.
“It’s an opportunity to share in where technology has taken us in the aviation realm and just to be a part of it,” he said at the time.
“To get in air again, it’s a real thrill,” McGee concluded.
This appears to show far-left Democrat Reps. Rashida Tlaib (MI) and Ilhan Omar (MN) *refusing* to stand for the last surviving Tuskegee Airmen Brig. Gen. Charles McGee
Looks like nearly everyone else stood, except for those two, who didn't want to honor a US hero. (At very end) pic.twitter.com/XfOp9B0nSN
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 5, 2020