Barron Trump is only 10-years-old, but is very interested in the 2016 election. He frequently asks about his father’s presidential campaign and keeps up with the latest polls. Sounds exactly like one of Donald Trump’s children.
The only son of Donald and Melania Trump isn’t seen on the campaign trail but has made noticeable appearances during political debates and at the Republican National Convention over the summer. His sheer boredom at the convention rendered him widespread coverage after he was photographed slouched in his seat and yawning. It was way past his bedtime, after all.
While his father continues with his campaign, Barron Trump is at home in New York with his mother. Melania has largely stayed off the campaign trail to remain home and raise their son. Despite Barron being too young to be a surrogate for his father in politics, he stays apprised of what’s playing out to some degree. One can hope he’s not fully aware of everything that’s out there in this mudslinging election, but the Trumps told George Stephanopoulos in an interview with ABC News that the 10-year-old asks his mother about his dad’s ranking in the polls “all the time.”
Barron Trump doesn’t spend a lot of time with his father since the presidential race got underway for him. Melania said that Barron is “doing great.”
“Of course, he misses his dad a lot these days. But he’s doing great,” Melania said.
One thing you can bet he’s not having much to do with is social media. His mother is fiercely protective over her son when it comes to social media activity. If she becomes first lady, Melania has voiced that she’ll make this one of the causes she’ll focus on.
“I will focus on helping children and women, and also about social media. In this 21st century, what’s going on, it’s very hurtful to children. To some adults as well, but we need to take care of children,” she said.
What if Donald Trump doesn’t become president when the November 8 election is over? The GOP presidential candidate hasn’t mentioned his youngest son much throughout the campaign, but expressed concern the type of example he’ll have if Hillary Clinton wins the election. He also worries about the example Clinton will make for American children.
“I have a son named Barron, and I want to tell you, she is a terrible example for my son and for the children in this country,” Trump said at a rally held in Michigan. “Hillary is the one who broke the law over and over and over again.”
Trump’s statement is widely viewed as hypocritical given the fact he’s insulted Mexican immigrants, women, and more throughout the presidential race. He feels that regardless of his words, he hasn’t broken the law and found himself at the center of a huge scandal with the FBI. The Clinton campaign has run commercials with some of Trump’s most offensive remarks that cast him as a bad example to children. In one of the ads, children are watching TV, listening intently to Donald Trump as makes objectionable comments about women.
Barron Trump and the American children will either have Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton as the next President of the United States. Both candidates bring loaded controversies with them. Depending on a voter’s values, one of the nominees seems less revolting than the other. For some people voting this election cycle, it’s come down to this decision.
Barron Trump will always look up to his father despite what everyone else sees and what the media writes about him.
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