Complaints about the President are nothing new, but some journalists have taken it too far. When one attacked Trump’s 11-year-old son, someone surprising came to the boy’s defense.
A recent article from The Daily Caller had a lot to say about Barron Trump.
Ford Springer, who wrote the article, says that “it’s about time the president’s son starts dressing the part.”
Basically, Springer feels that Barron’s casual approach to wardrobe is inappropriate to someone living in the White House. Even if that “someone” happens to be, you know, a child.
“The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son,” he writes, “but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public.”
What did you wear when you were 11? We’re guessing it was probably pretty similar to the jeans-and-t-shirt look Barron is sporting here.
Sure, your parent wasn’t the President of the United States, but it’s not like anybody elected Barron to office. He’s just a kid, and he doesn’t deserve to have his name dragged through the mud just because he happens to dress like every other child in America.
A bunch of people thought Springer went too far in his article, but there was one Barron supporter that stood out among the rest.
As Clinton points out, Barron is a child who never asked for a life in the spotlight. He deserves to have a private childhood just like every other kid in the world.
In short, kids are off-limits, even if their parents happen to be famous.
When her father was elected President, Chelsea was only a few years older than Barron is now. Nonetheless, many people at the time thought her looks were fair game.
At one point, conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh even compared her to a dog.
Chelsea obviously has firsthand experience with how moving into the White House can affect one’s childhood.
Although the original tweet has since been deleted, it’s obvious that it was it was disparaging toward Barron, yet again showing that some people just completely miss the point.
So, Chelsea made it clear that she is not messing around when it comes to bullying. But what did Barron’s parents have to say on the matter?
After all, it’s not like the Clintons and the Trumps are exactly friendly.
But despite any disagreements they’ve had over the years, one of Barron’s parents did actually respond to Chelsea.
In her tweet, Melania not only thanked Chelsea, but also shared that she thinks it’s important for all kids to have the support they need in order to be themselves.
Pretty heartwarming, right?
In a speech she gave in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, Melania said,”it is never OK when a 12-year-old girl or boy is mocked, bullied or attacked. It is terrible when it happens on the playground, and it is absolutely unacceptable when it is done by someone with no name hiding on the internet. We have to find a better way to talk to each other.”
In fact, she’s stated several times that putting an end to cyberbullying is one of her main goals.
Of course, she may never have realized that her own son would need defense from bullies. And that’s not the only piece of irony in this story…
How can she be so loudly anti-bully when her husband appears to be one of the loudest bullies around?
Talk about cognitive dissonance, right?
#StopChildhoodBullying is obviously a great idea…
But what about the adults who bully other adults? Is she saying that bullying is technically okay…as long as the victim isn’t a child?
If you’re going to condemn bullying, you need to condemn all bullies. Even those you happen to be married to.
Even those who happen to be the President.