Trump brought an ICE agent to the State of the Union — then promptly got his name wrong.
“Here tonight is one leader in the effort to defend our country,” Trump began. “Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Celestino Martinez – he goes by DJ and CJ. He said call me either one. So, we’ll call you CJ.”
Trump claimed he was told it was fine to say his name wrong, and his prepared remarks say nothing about a “DJ.”
On their website, they stated, “'ICE is honored that the President is recognizing Celestino’s incredible courage and devotion to protecting the citizens of the United States,' said Thomas Homan, ICE Deputy Director. 'His exemplary service as an HSI agent has saved lives, and in the process he has risked his own continuously through the years. We find it tremendously gratifying that the President realizes the enormous sacrifices made by Celestino and all ICE personnel on behalf of public safety.'”
Among Trump's other guests were first time home buyer Corey Adams and his wife from Dayton Ohio, and Matthew Bradford, a Marine Corps veteran who stepped on an IED in Iraq in 2007. Also in attendance was Albuquerque police officer Ryan Holets and army staff sergeant Justin Peck.