New photos of Donald and Melania Trump’s son Barron have sent the internet into a frenzy as people marvel at how tall the 12-year-old has grown.
Barron was snapped walking into the White House alongside his parents after the Thanksgiving holidays, and at first glance it seems as though he’s already spurted up past his 6ft 2in (190cm) tall dad.
However, the angle of the photo actually creates an optical illusion, and the youngest member of the Trump family still has a little way to go to catch up with his dad’s statuesque frame.
Barron’s sudden growth spurt took social media users by surprise, with many declaring themselves in ‘shock’.
He’s definitely whizzed past his model mum who stands at an impressive 180cm tall.
Jeez, how tall is Barron? President Trump is 6’3” right?
— StephenofTexas,Nationalist (@stephenjakedunn) November 26, 2018
Seriously why is Barron Trump so tall you guys he’s twelve. TWELVE
— Jon Olsen (@burnunit) November 23, 2018
Baron Trump has grown fast..he is tall
— ginny howard (@GinnyHoward) November 22, 2018
I haven’t slept since I found out Barron trump is 6 ft tall
— Cambrie Parsons◡̈ (@Hey_Cambrie) November 21, 2018
— heather hardesty (@heatherhardest) November 26, 2018
Considering the average height for a boy of his age is usually around 147cm according to Livestrong, it’s fair to say Barron is impressively tall.
He’s not the only Trump who has reached dizzying heights, with brothers Don Jr coming in at 185cm, and Eric topping dad by almost 6cm.
Of the President’s five children, Barron is the only one who still lives at home, and even prior to the family’s introduction to the White House, First Lady Melania made it clear that her priority would be to take care of him.
And in fact, he and Melania stayed in New York until mid way through the President’s first year in office so that Barron could finish the school year without moving state.
He’s now the first boy to live in the White House since JFK’s time in office, as successive presidents have only had daughters or children who were no longer living with them.
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