Dems Refuse To Applaud 4th Grade Black Girl Awarded Scholarship From Trump - WATCH
Heartwarming moment between President and young black girl is snubbed by Dems
During President Donald Trump's State of the Union Address on Tuesday, he awarded a fourth-grade black girl a scholarship as numerous Democrats seemingly refused to applaud the heartwarming moment.
Janiyah and her mother, Stephanie Davis, sat in the gallery as Trump spoke directly to them while discussing school choice and federal tax credits plans.
Trump praised Janiyah's mother for wanting to get her daughter into a better school.
“The next step forward in building an inclusive society is making sure that every young American gets a great education and the opportunity to achieve the American Dream,” Trump said.
“Yet, for too long, countless American children have been trapped in failing government schools. To rescue these students, 18 States have created school choice in the form of Opportunity Scholarships.”
“The programs are so popular, that tens of thousands of students remain on waiting lists,” Trump continued.
“One of those students is Janiyah Davis, a fourth-grader from Philadelphia. Janiyah’s mom Stephanie is a single parent," Trump continued.
Trump then urged Congress to pass legislation to increase school-choice scholarships across the country.
"She would do anything to give her daughter a better future. But last year, that future was put further out of reach when Pennsylvania’s Governor vetoed legislation to expand school choice for 50,000 children.”
But despite the heartwarming address, Republican National Committee (RNC) Rapid Response Director Steve Guest noticed many Democrats were not applauding.
Guest said in a tweet:
“Another stunning but unsurprising moment from Democrats during the #SOTU."
“Democrats remain seated as President Trump awards an ‘opportunity scholarship’ to 4th grader.”
Trump awarded Davis the scholarship to support federal legislation allowing students to change schools.
The White House stated Trump invited the mother and daughter to the State of the Union speech in rpeosne to those in Pennsylvania and around the country who had been affected negatively by Democrats wh apposed school choice legislation.
Janiyah Davis is a 4th grade student who loves art and math, but for too long she has been assigned to low-performing schools.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 4, 2020
Pennsylvania’s governor recently vetoed school choice legislation, and Janiyah remains one of 50,000 students on a waitlist for tax credit scholarships. pic.twitter.com/rBM2XdXQOF
The president then criticized Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, saying he “vetoed legislation to expand school choice for 50,000 children,” adding that Davis’s “future was put further out of reach."
“Janiyah and Stephanie are in the gallery this evening,” Trump continued.
“But there is more to their story. Janiyah, I am pleased to inform you that your long wait is over. I can proudly announce tonight that an Opportunity Scholarship has become available, it is going to you, and you will soon be heading to the school of your choice!”
“Now, I call on the Congress to give 1 million American children the same opportunity Janiyah has just received,” Trump added.
“Pass the Education Freedom Scholarships and Opportunity Act — because no parent should be forced to send their child to a failing government school.”
“Every young person should have a safe and secure environment in which to learn and grow,” Trump continued.
“For this reason, our magnificent First Lady has launched the ‘Be Best’ initiative — to advance a safe, healthy, supportive, and drug-free life for the next generation, online, in school, and in our communities. Thank you, Melania, for your extraordinary love and profound care for America’s children.”
“My Administration is determined to give our citizens the opportunities they need regardless of age or background,” Trump continued.
“Through our Pledge to American Workers, over 400 companies will also provide new jobs and education opportunities to almost 15 million Americans.”
“My Budget also contains an exciting vision for our Nation’s high schools,” the president added.
“Tonight, I ask the Congress to support our students and back my plan to offer vocational and technical education in every single high school in America.”
Janiyah Davis “loves art and math, but for too long she has been assigned to low-performing schools," according to a brief biography by the White House.