Chelsea Clinton Defends 11-Year-Old Barron Trump

Chelsea Clinton Defends 11-Year-Old Barron Trump

A conservative news outlet criticized the 11-year-old for dressing like he’s on “a trip to the movie theater.”

By Megan Trimble, Associate Editor, Social Media Aug. 22, 2017, at 10:03 a.m.

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron, walk to board Air Force One prior to departure from Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, New Jersey, August 20, 2017, as Trump returns to Washington, DC, following a 17-day vacation at his property in Bedminster, New Jersey. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

The Daily Caller criticized 11-year-old Barron Trump for wearing a T-shirt and shorts alongside his parents, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, on Sunday. (SAUL LOEB/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

 Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is defending President Donald Trump‘s youngest son Barron after he was the subject of online attacks.

Conservative news outlet The Daily Caller on Monday published a story titled “It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House” that criticized the 11-year-old for the way he dresses. The story included multiple photographs of Barron dressed in a T-shirt and shorts while boarding Air Force One for the White House on Sunday.

“I’ve been on the Barron Trump train from the start, but it’s about time the president’s son starts dressing the part,” reporter Ford Springer wrote.

He went on to say Barron looked as if he was headed to the movies and not as if he was in a public appearances with his parents, who Springer said were dressed in “their Sunday best.” Barron wore a red T-shirt with the words, “On your mark tiger shark,” khaki shorts and loafers.

Clinton, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, promptly stood up for Barron as the story drew attention on Twitter.

 “It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves,” Clinton tweeted Monday evening with the link to the article.
 Clinton hasn’t always gotten along with the Trump family, often sparring with the president over social media. But when it comes to the privacy of first children, she draws a firm line.

Clinton also defended Barron’s right to a typical childhood in January when he was again the subject of internet attacks.

“Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids,” she wrote.

 Clinton was just two years older than Barron in 1993 when she moved into the White House.