Melania Trump blasts 'inappropriate' tweet about son Barron

Gillian Wolski
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Melania Trump has put a US TV host on blast for his comments about her son, 14-year-old Barron Trump, which questioned the teen’s parentage on Father’s Day.

“I hope Barron gets to spend today with whoever his dad is,” wrote Food Network personality and comedian John Henson in a since-deleted tweet over the weekend.

US First Lady Melania Trump has put a TV host on blast for his comments about her son, Barron. Photo: Getty Images.

The First Lady, 50, leapt to the defence of her and President Trump’s youngest child, branding the comment ‘inappropriate and insensitive’ via a statement by her spokesperson.

“Sadly, we continue to see inappropriate and insensitive comments about the president’s son,” said Melania’s press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

“As with every other administration, a minor child should be off-limits and allowed to grow up with no judgment or hate from strangers and the media,” she added.

US President Donald Trump, First Lady Melania Trump and their grown-up son Barron on January 17, 2020. Photo: Getty Images.

The statement is a rare one for Melania who uses her voice sparingly on both public and private matters — except when it comes to her only child, Barron.

In December 2019, the former model took law professor Pamela Karlan to task after she referenced Barron during the House impeachment hearings of the president.

“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan said before the House Judiciary Committee.

In a similar vein to her response to John Henson’s tweet, Melania slammed Karlan and demanded privacy for her child in a fiery tweet.

“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it,” she wrote.

Barron, then aged 13, towered over his parents Donald and Melania on January 17, 2020. Photo: Getty Images.

Barron Trump’s private life

Despite being thrust into the headlines several years ago when his father became President of the United States of America, Barron has largely been kept out of the public eye.

His mother Melania is said to be very protective over Barron and is said to have refused to move into the White House until he completed his school year at Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School in New York City.

While Barron is rarely seen out and about because, as per White House rules, he cannot be photographed unless he’s in public with his parents, it’s not the first time he’s turned heads.

Father and son wave from Air Force One. Photo: Getty Images.

Much has been made of Barron’s impressive height. The teen, who turned 14 in March, towered over his billionaire businessman dad and his mum Melania as they made their way to board a private plane on the White House lawn in January.

He also stepped out for a rare public outing with his parents in August last year as they returned to the White House after spending two weeks at Trump’s golf club in New Jersey.

His appearance attracted tweets about his height and sporting potential.

Barron (pictured in August 2019) looks to have had a growth spurt and is now even taller than his dad. Photo: Getty Images.

And in November 2018, fans went into meltdown when Barron was seen walking into the White House alongside his parents after the Thanksgiving holidays.

People couldn’t get over how tall the teenager appeared in the snaps and took to their accounts to chat about his sudden growth spurt.

Barron looks very different in this photo from April 2017. Photo: Getty Images

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