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Published on Feb 05, 2020 at 07:02 am

President Donald Trump recognized a 100-year-old Tuskegee airman named Charles McGee and his great-grandson Iain Lanphier, an eighth-grader from Arizona. “Iain has always dreamed of going to space….He aspires to go to the Air Force academy, and then he has his eye on the Space Force,” said the president, referring to the newly created branch of the U.S. Armed Forces. The president quoted the eighth-grader as saying "most people look up at space, I want to look down on the world." The president then introduced Iain’s great-grandfather, one of the last surviving Tuskegee airmen, a group of African-American pilots who fought in World War II. McGee served not only in World War II, but also Korea and Vietnam. “General McGee, our nation salutes you,” said Trump.

President Trump delivered his third annual State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 4. The speech came the day before he is expected to be acquitted of articles of impeachment in the Senate trial.

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