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Eleven-year-old boy named Trump is forced to change his name after brutal bullying

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A Delaware middle school student facing bullying and ridicule was forced to change his last name.

The 11-year-old, named Joshua Trump, was targeted by classmates at Talley Middle School even though he is not related to President Donald Trump, WPVI reported.

School officials agreed to change the young boy’s name in their system after a meeting with his parents, who brought attention to the problem after complaining that the Brandywine School District was not addressing the bullying.

“They curse at him, they call him an idiot, they call him stupid,” his mother, Megan Trump, said.

“He was getting ridiculed and bullied for the fact that his last name was Trump,” Bobby Berto, Joshua’s father, said.

The bullying did not begin at Talley Middle School, however, but started at the beginning of the 2016 presidential campaign when then-candidate Donald Trump began his bid for office.

“I pulled him out of school and homeschooled him for a year,” his father said.

As Joshua headed into middle school, his parents believed things would get better and met with teachers and school officials to discuss the issue.

“I do know the teachers were aware of the last name, and I know in speaking with the student that the teachers do their very best to try not to say his last name,” Talley Middle School Principal Mark Mayer said.


Unfortunately, the ridicule and bullying did not end.

“He said he hates himself, and he hates his last name, and he feels sad all the time, and he doesn’t want to live feeling like that anymore, and as a parent that’s scary,” his mother shared.

Mayer noted that an investigation was launched after a recent meeting with the boy’s parents, leading to the discipline of five students who were identified as having harassed Joshua.

“They were apologetic and they did say that they were sorry,” the principal said.

Mayer met with the boy’s parents again last week and a decision was made to change Joshua’s last name to his father’s name in the school system, according to WPVI. The school is also working on providing him with extra support so any future bullying can be reported.


Twitter users expressed their outrage over the hatred even as liberals declare “tolerance” and “inclusion.”

Frieda Powers


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