As first lady, Melania Trump spent a fair amount of time hitting out at media personalities and other public figures who made comments and cracked jokes about her young son Barron, at one point saying that a “minor child” should be off-limits from scrutiny and “hate.”

But Melania Trump probably won’t have such an easy time anymore convincing strangers that it’s not OK to say things about 16-year-old Barron, now that her husband, Donald Trump, has announced that he’s running again for president in 2024.

It also won’t help Melania Trump’s efforts to protect Barron after the teenager was called upon Tuesday night to help shoulder the burden of showing family support for the patriarch’s candidacy. Barron, reportedly standing 6 feet, 7 inches, was a highly visible presence at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, when the twice-impeached former president announced his desire to retake the White House.

Damn @pvtjokerus Barron is the tallest one in the room! He’s towering over everyone. pic.twitter.com/NE0jBzGlkb

— BoscoBomber (@RSauveness) November 16, 2022

Barron Trump towers over the room pic.twitter.com/eQ8EgLcljc

— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) November 16, 2022

More notably, Barron and his older brother Eric were the only two of Trump’s five children to make it to the campaign event. Tiffany Trump wasn’t at the announcement, as she’s reportedly on her honeymoon after getting married at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night.

Perhaps more painful for Trump: Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump, his two oldest children and his most prominent family supporters during his 2016 and 2020 campaigns, were conspicuously absent, the Daily Beast reported.

A source told The Daily Beast that Trump Jr., a leading online proponent of Trumpian politics, was busy on a “hunting trip in the Mountain West” and “couldn’t get a flight out to make it back for the speech because of bad weather.”

The timing for Trump Jr’s hunting trip, and his excuse for not showing up at his father’s announcement, sounds a bit strange. Trump Jr. was at Mar-a-Lago Saturday night for Tiffany’s wedding, and his father had been saying for days that he would make his big campaign announcement on Tuesday. It’s odd that Trump Jr., who plans to campaign for his father, couldn’t put off his hunting trip for a couple days so he could stand by his father.

Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump has made it clear that she wants to distance herself from politics altogether, which …read more

Source:: The Mercury News


Barron Trump thrust into spotlight, with Ivanka, Don Jr. no-shows at dad’s 2024 launch

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