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, Donald Trump'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.
She also stood up for Barron in August of that year, after the Daily Caller (via People) criticized his wardrobe. “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 Donald Trump's youngest son was born in 2006, the tiny tot became the recipient of some pretty lavish baby gifts from A-list stars.
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, Donald Trump'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. Most notably, after actor Peter Fonda tweeted that Barron should be removed from his family (in an attempt to bring attention to the immigration crisis in the United States), Melania reported him to the Secret Service, as noted by People.
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. Barron is the couple’s only child and the only one of the president’s offspring residing with him in the White House.
In an interview with Parenting, Melania revealed that Barron really liked planes and helicopters when he was little and that, as a hands-on mom, she cooked his breakfast and prepared his lunches. He and his mom moved into the White House on June 11, 2017, and he now attends St. Andrew's Episcopal, a prep school in Maryland.
Although he stays out of the spotlight for the most part, he has turned up for some White House’s fun holiday-themed events in 2017, including the annual Easter Egg Roll in April, where he joined his parents in signing cards for members of the American Armed Forces. He also supported his father’s pardoning of the turkeys before Thanksgiving and soon after, stepped out with his mom on the North Portico to receive the official Christmas tree from Wisconsin, which went up on display in the White House's Blue Room.
Barron Trump joins his father U.S. President Donald Trump as he makes remarks before pardoning the National Thanksgiving Turkey with National Turkey Federation Chairman Carl Wittenberg and his family in the Rose Garden at the White House November 21, 2017, in Washington, DC. Thanks to his Slovenian mom, Barron is already fluent in both English and Slovene and is also learning French.
Though he’s a long way off from officially joining the family’s real estate business, Barron does like to build cities and airports using Legos and Magma Tiles, but he has his own aesthetic. As the youngest of the president’s five children, Barron has four half-siblings: Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric, as well as his older half-sister, Tiffany, from Trump's marriage to Marla Maples.
On October 14, 2021, Melania confirmed that like her and Donald, Barron tested positive for COVID-19. Unlike his older half-siblings, Barron Trump, who turned 14 in March, stays (for the most part) out of the political spotlight.
In an essay posted on the White House website, Melania Trump shared her experience with coronavirus. In it, she also revealed that her son Barron did at one point test positive for the disease as well, but did not exhibit any symptoms.
To our great relief he tested negative, but again, as so many parents have thought over the past several months, I couldn’t help but think “what about tomorrow or the next day?”. He is most commonly spotted traveling with his parents, boarding and disembarking Air Force One or the President's helicopter, as he was here, when the Trump family returned from their holiday trip to Mar-A-Lago.
Barron at Thanksgiving dinner at Mar-A-Lago alongside his father and half siblings, Tiffany and Ivanka.Manuel Nanette Images And in April 2018, he had made a rare public appearance at the annual White House Egg Roll.
Barron hung back with his parents and watched his younger nieces and nephews race off to hunt for eggs. While other presidents since JFK’s time have had sons, they’ve all been adults who lived outside the White House.
In a statement, Melania praised the school for “its diverse community and commitment to academic excellence.” Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, St. Andrew's recently announced they will begin classes with a virtual-learning-only plan.
In November 2018, the First Lady spoke at a forum at Liberty University, the institution founded by Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg, Virginia that has been crucial in shoring up Donald Trump's support on the religious right. Melania was there to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic as part of her “Be Best” initiative, and she shared a few details about her family's life in the White House.
That said, in the lead up to Super Bowl Sunday, President Trump said he'd have “a hard time” with letting his son play football. While Barron’s official height isn’t publicly available, photos show he is as tall as (not taller than) the 6’2” President Trump.
Also, unknown: exactly how much it cost the New York City taxpayers to protect Melania and Barron during their time in Manhattan, making the decision to stay behind a controversial one. Commonly reported it cost more than $1 million per day to provide security for President Trump and his family while he was still living in New York after the election.
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