Remember when we agreed a while ago we should leave Barron Trump alone?
Back in January, in response to people making jokes at Barron’s expense (including an SNL writer who later apologized), the White House put out a statement basically asking the public if we could all just please leave him alone.
I’ve been on the Barron Trump train from the start, but it’s about time the president’s son starts dressing the part…
Barron was returning to the White House from New Jersey on Sunday and while the president and first lady traveled in their Sunday best, young Barron looked like he was hopping on Air Force One for a trip to the movie theater.
Just a reminder here, but Barron Trump is 11.
The piece from entertainment reporter Ford Springer continues thusly:
His dad is always looking dapper and his mom has become a worldwide fashion icon since becoming first lady. The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public.
Twitter didn’t take too kindly to this piece calling out an 11-year-old over the clothes he wears:
Quite a galactic brain take from the Daily Caller https://t.co/vfMwERE5dv
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) August 21, 2017
I, for one, am a fan of Barron’s fashion. He’s 11. He dresses like it. What the hell do you people want? https://t.co/T5iWHftOUX
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) August 21, 2017
leave Barron alone https://t.co/mdhgVhMGYR
— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) August 21, 2017
Or he can just keep dressing like he’s 11. That would probably actually be fine. https://t.co/Trc1qV8KJZ
— Natalie Jennings (@ngjennings) August 21, 2017
I am not here for stories that pick on children in the White House. He is 11. Let kids be kids. https://t.co/ogwnQHfuBK
— Laura J. Nelson (@laura_nelson) August 21, 2017
oh fuck this he is a *child.* He is 11 years old. https://t.co/3FwPS2cfgc
— Jessica Huseman (@JessicaHuseman) August 21, 2017
Barron dresses just fine. Leave him alone you ghouls. https://t.co/o3lqhM6aip
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) August 21, 2017
The correction is the best part of this mean-spirited story about an 11 year old https://t.co/2mOJ8HyvwA
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 21, 2017
You want to tell a kid how to dress in the White House? Have a kid, then get yourself elected president. Otherwise, keep your trap shut. https://t.co/kJzzUrb4Ds
— Ron Hogan (@RonHogan) August 21, 2017
UPDATE –– 8:37 pm ET: Chelsea Clinton once again weighed in to defend the young Trump:
It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves https://t.co/Wxq51TvgDX
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 21, 2017
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