Additionally, all three of the elder Trump children made appearances during their father's campaign; they spoke at both the 2016 and the 2020 RNC. At each convention, the siblings were joined by their sister, Tiffany Trump (from 45's marriage to Marla Maples), who made speeches supporting her father.
While Barron is significantly younger than his siblings, his low profile at these important political events is notable. Thanks to his mother's native country and language, DonaldTrump's youngest son is multilingual; he speaks both Slovenian and English, as noted by Bustle.
Additionally, his mother told People in 2009 that Barron Trump also speaks French, making him at the time a trilingual toddler. According to Mary Jordan, the Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Art of Her Deal (a book about Melania Trump and her life), Barron continues to speak to his mother in Slovenian to this day.
Jordan also revealed how Barron and Melania's conversations in Slovenian impact the President, who unlike his son, did not learn his wife's native language. In fact, Barron Trump has made sneakers one of his notable fashion statements since moving into the White House.
A couple of weeks earlier, he was spotted wearing a different pair of the shoes with what appear to be reflective detailing. While Melania also worried about exposing Barron to the scrutiny of the press, the pair finally moved to Washington, D.C. in June 2017.
According to People, she was reluctant to relocate in not just because of Barron's schooling, but also due to her love of New York City. Despite differences in political parties, several former first children have jumped to Barron Trump's defense when he was targeted by mean-spirited commentators.
“It's high time the media & everyone leaves Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves,” she wrote in another tweet. Clinton wasn't the only former first child to defend Barron's honor, either: Jenna Bush Eager told People that the unwarranted criticism from the Daily Caller made her angry.
When DonaldTrump's youngest son was born in 2006, the tiny tot became the recipient of some pretty lavish baby gifts from A-list stars. For one, Dennis Basso sent the new baby a white mink coverlet, and famed journalist Barbara Walters sent him a massive stuffed dog, according to People.
Other friends reportedly sent a number of onesies to baby Barron, many that featured Donald's catchphrases from his Celebrity Apprentice days, including “You're Fired.” Oddly enough, some celebs who gifted baby Barron with presents are now staunch opponents of the President and his administration, most notably DeGeneres.
Honestly, we wonder if they remember mailing lavish gifts to baby Barron just 14 years ago. Many children have lived in the White House over the years, but for quite some time, only presidential daughters have resided at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
In fact, DonaldTrump's youngest son was the first male child to move into the White House in over 50 years, according to CNN. When Donald won the election in 2016, presidential expert and author Kate Andersen Broker told CNN that Melania Trump would benefit from speaking to former First Ladies about their experiences raising children in the White House.
So when Stanford law professor Pamela Harlan made a derogatory comment about Barron during his father's impeachment trial, Melania fired back. “A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics,” she tweeted, after the professor joked about Barron's lack of nobility.
It's not uncommon for international leaders and governments to bestow gifts upon the President and his family as a gesture of good will. According to The Washington Post, these gifts have “symbolized the friendship and journey shared between countries,” and are often seen as tools of international diplomacy.
According to Politico, Donald golfs frequently, and is often joined by family members, including Barron Trump and his siblings. Additionally, two sources close to the President revealed to the publication that he uses his golf weekends to bond with Barron.
Additionally, Melania told King that Donald was great with the baby, and that he spent time with him every morning watching television and reading newspapers. After their chat, King was introduced to Barron (who was very fussy at the time), and toured the Trump nursery, which was decked out with a beautiful crib and lots of stuffed animals.
For one, in 2017, Barron Trump was fortunate enough to meet players from the D.C. United team while they were visiting the White House; he chatted with forward Patrick Mullins and midfielders Julian Butcher and Marcelo Surveys about the game. “He was very knowledgeable about soccer, knew about D.C. United and was interested to know more,” Mullins told The Washington Post shortly after meeting Barron.
President Donald Trump, 73, called his son Barron, 14, “a good athlete” and revealed that the coronavirus pandemic that’s causing him to stay home in quarantine for an unknown amount of time, is making him miss playing sports. 4 after a reporter asked how Barron was doing with not being in school and having to stay secluded like so many other people in America and the world.
After speaking about his youngest child, who is largely kept out of the spotlight for privacy reasons, Trump went on to say that Americans “have to get back soon” after the pandemic, that’s already infected 1,343,896 people worldwide, including 364,059 Americans, and killed a total of 74,558 people worldwide. Before his latest comments about Barron and the state of the country, Trump revealed how he told his son that the pandemic was “bad” and quoted some lines from their conversation during a news conference last month.
Like Barron, Trump plans to stay at the White House in Washington D.C. and not travel in April. DonaldTrump's youngest son, Barron Trump, is the first presidential son to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy, Jr. (the Obama's, Bushes, and Clinton's all had girls), as noted by CNN.
According to Politico, Donald and Melania Trump didn't want to pull Barron out of school in the middle of the year. At the time, some experts believed it would lend a level of normalcy to this most exceptional White House.
“At a time when this particular presidency needs an air of stability, might lend that,” Katherine Ellison, an Ohio University history professor who has specialized in first lady studies, told Politico. According to The Hill, it cost the New York Police Department between $127,000 and $146,000 a day to provide security for Barron and Melania.
Though the world of political commentary can be vicious, and it's almost always “anything goes” when it comes to the grown-ups, many draw the line when comments are geared towards children. In 2017, Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich tweeted that Barron Trump would “be this country's first homeschool shooter,” as reported by The Sun.
But the White House, and presumably Donald Trump, did not let it slide, issuing a statement saying (via Business Insider), “It is a longstanding tradition that the children of presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside the political spotlight.” The diplomatic and understated response was seconded by none other than former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, who also posted on Facebook urging people to leave Barron alone.
According to Inquisitor, he has his own bedroom there, decked out to his exact specifications and fully stocked with all his favorite snacks, food, and personal items. During a 2018 speech at Liberty University, Melania Trump described her son Barron Trump as “all into sports,” as reported by Town & Country, and while she didn't specify which sports exactly, if father Donald Trump has anything to say about it, Barron won't be putting on shoulder pads any time soon.
During a Feb. 3, 2019 interview on Face the Nation, Donald said he thought football equipment would get better, and though he loved the NFL and said it was a “great product,” he wasn't keen on letting his youngest play the game. Though it's not exactly clear how much influence Donald Trump has on his son Barron Trump, apparently the little guy is a lot like his dad, even at a young age.
As early as 2013, Melania Trump referred to her son as “Mini- Donald in an interview with ABC News. “When he was 5 years old, he wanted to be like father: a businessman and golfer,” she said in an interview with Parenting (via Romper).
During a news conference in March 2020, when the president was asked what he was telling his family about the virus, People reported him as responding, “He says, 'How bad is this?' This may well sum up DonaldTrump's feelings on attending to children, which he made obvious during a 2006 interview on the Pie and Anthony show.
During the interview, as shared by BuzzFeed News, Donald was adamant that he'd never changed a diaper and reiterated that the couple was happy with that arrangement since Melania didn't want him to do that. If you look back at photos of them together, when Barron was a child, Donald would frequently pose with both hands on his son's shoulders.
“ tends to stand him directly in front of himself, clutching both his shoulders in a gesture of pride and endorsement,” body language expert Audi James told Express. In another interview with Express, James compared DonaldTrump's body language with his son to Mufasa from The Lion King, presenting the boy to the media as if her were holding a baby cub over the sprawling savanna.
Not that the President of the United States is going to step out for milk and come back three days later, but apparently Donald Trump lets his children know he's safe and on his way home. During a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February 2020, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Juliana said he noticed the president calling his son multiple times to check in, letting him know when his helicopter would be coming home.
Juliana's statement was seen as unusual by some, as the White House tends to leave Barron Trump out of most communication out of respect for his privacy. The New York Times called the move “curious,” questioning why a presidential aide would mention Barron when the White House has gone to great lengths to ensure the press corps leaves him out of the conversation.
Such was the case during DonaldTrump's post-impeachment-acquittal statement, when he mentioned his 'whole” family and then seemed to throw Barron Trump in as an afterthought. “I want to apologize to my family for having them have to go through a phony, rotten deal by some very evil and sick people.
One of the great places for sons who have nothing in common with their fathers to bond over a shared love of smacking the crap out of a little white ball. “I've seen Barron out there with him occasionally and he's a good athlete by his own right,” a Trump family friend told Politico.
As reported by Town & Country, Barron's half-brother Eric Trump said in a press conference at the U.S. Women's Open in 2017 that his father was “an unbelievable golfer” and “a great putter,” and he insisted that many people on hand, including a club pro, could attest to that fact. Going off that logic, we can only assume Barron Trump messed up Billy somewhere along the line, as, when the president spoke about curbing teen vaping, he had an unusual choice of words when describing his own teenager.
This was the observation Today made in January 2020, when it was noticed that, during a walk across the White House lawn, then-13-year-old Barron Trump was a smudge taller than his father, Donald Trump. “Barron will turn 14 in March, so it makes sense he is hitting his growth spurt now,” Today observed.
Though the president is officially listed as being 6'3”, according to the official White House Physician's report cited by NBC News, Barron has appeared taller than him as far back as the age of 12, when Town & Country pulled another lawn picture where he appears to have the edge. His official height isn't a matter of public record, as his parents protect his medical privacy, but, according to The U.S. Sun, some have speculated he could be as tall as 6'6”.
When Barron Trump contracted COVID-19 in the fall of 2020, Donald wasted no time citing him as an example as to why schools should fully reopen. At a rally in Des Moines, Iowa, as The Hill reported, the president questioned if his son even knew he had the virus and noted that, because he was young and his immune system was strong, he recovered from the virus relatively quickly.
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen isn't just a guy who pled guilty to tax fraud and making illegal campaign contributions on behalf of a candidate. In addition to being a convicted felon, he was also a longtime “fixer” for the Trump family, using his connections to do them a number of favors.
Those favors, according to Stephanie Winston Wolff's book Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady, reportedly included helping Barron Trump secure admission to top private schools. According to a book excerpt in Politico, Cohen served on the board of the prestigious Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York, and Melania reportedly used him to help get Barron in.
The author went on to say that despite the school's predominantly Democratic parents' circle, the future first lady got a slew of play date invites once Donald Trump won the presidency.