Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway Support Bullied Tennessee Middle Schooler

Celebrities offer support for Keaton Jones who recounted in a tearful viral video being bullied at middle school.
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Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway are the latest high-profile figures offering support for a bullied Tennessee middle school student who recounted his experiences in a video that has gone viral.

Keaton Jones of Knoxville had become a hero for bringing attention to school bullying after his mother posted a video she recorded when she picked him up from school. While in his mother’s car, the boy tearfully recounting his experiences:

“Just out of curiosity, why do they bully?” Keaton said in the video. “What’s the point of it? Why do they find joy in taking innocent people and find a way to be mean to them? It’s not okay.”

Keaton’s mother added that her son asked her to record the video after he requested that she pick him up from school because he was afraid of what would happen to him if he went to lunch.

The video gained such a following on social media that high-profile figures such as Donald Trump Jr. and Kellyanne Conway are going to bat for Keaton.

Trump Jr. called Keaton “incredibly brave” for sharing his story and offered to host him and his family at his house:

Conway said Keaton “is a face and a voice for many” and thanked the boy and his mother for bringing attention to the issue of school bullying:

Other high-profile figures in Tennessee, including Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), offered support for Keaton, tweeting that “bullying isn’t acceptable” and including the hashtag #StandWithKeaton in his statement:

Sports teams have also voiced their support for Keaton, including the Tennessee Titans and the Tennessee Volunteers.

The Tennessee Titans football team was one of the first to get #StandWithKeaton trending on social media, prompting others in the sports world to bring attention to Keaton’s story.

Former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. chimed in, telling Keaton that he would be happy to be part of the boy’s “long list of friends”:

Hollywood celebrities also sounded off on Keaton’s video. Actor Chris Evans told the boy to “stay strong” and invited him to go to The Avengers‘ movie premiere in Los Angeles in 2018:

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