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.
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.
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.
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.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 4, 2019
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 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.
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.
NBA scouts looking at Barron Trump like. pic.twitter.com/J609HvN9lc
— Cameron King (@camking412) August 19, 2019
Barron Trump is taller than Donald now??? pic.twitter.com/3nPxEuH9zH
— David Rudin (@DavidSRudin) August 19, 2019
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.
Jeez, how tall is Barron? President Trump is 6’3” right?
— StephenofTexas,Nationalist (@stephenjakedunn) November 26, 2018
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