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Melania Trump thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending son Barron

Posted by on Aug. 23, 2017 at 10:56 AM
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Melania Trump thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending son Barron

  • 3 hours agoMelania TrumpImage copyrightGETTY IMAGES
Image captionMelania Trump has previously said: "Our culture has gotten too mean and too rough, especially for children and teenagers"

US First Lady Melania Trump has thanked former first daughter Chelsea Clinton for standing up for her son.

Ms Clinton tweeted support for Barron Trump, 11, after a news site criticised his dress sense.

Mrs Trump replied via Twitter: "Thank you @ChelseaClinton - so important to support all of our children in being themselves!"

Monday's Daily Caller headline read: "It's High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He's In the White House."

Many others on social media said they felt the piece was inappropriate.

"As with all previous administrations, we ask that the media give Barron his privacy," Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs Trump, told the Associated Press.

"He is a minor child and deserves every opportunity to have a private childhood."

Ms Clinton, who lived in the White House when her father was US president in the 90s, tweeted: "It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves."

She also replied to someone who shared the piece: "No child should be talked about in the below manner-in real life or online. And for an adult to do so? For shame."

Chelsea ClintonImage copyright GETTY IMAGES
Image caption Chelsea Clinton spent part of her own childhood in the White House

Reporter Ford Springer had written: "Barron was returning to the White House from New Jersey on Sunday and while the president and first lady travelled in their Sunday best, young Barron looked like he was hopping on Air Force One for a trip to the movie theatre."

Editorial director for conservative The Daily Caller site, Vince Coglianese, defended the writer in an email, according to the Associated Press. He called it "bro-to-bro advice" and said Mr Springer was "just looking out for the kid". He is "the most pro-Barron Trump writer I've ever met," he added.

Ms Clinton had previously defended Barron from criticism and cruel jokes, including one tweet that caused a writer for Saturday Night Live to be fired.

Donald Trump repeatedly attacked her mother, Hillary Clinton, when she stood against him in the 2016 president elections, calling her "crooked Hillary".

Mrs Trump has also spoken out against bullying children in the past.

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fatcat0908
by Bronze Member on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:00 AM
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Good for Chelsea and Melania both for being "the bigger person" in this situation.

I greatly oppose Trump, but I would never make fun of his child and I find it very respectful and commendable of Melania to acknowledge Chelsea for standing up for him. Politics needs more of such behavior.
MissAndree
by Ronita on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:03 AM
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Good for Chelsea and good for Melania acknowledging her. People need to leave Barron alone.
cgd5112
by Bronze Member on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:07 AM
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I agree that kids should not be the focus ever. Leave them alone

That aside ... Wow , Barron is so tall!! He's a good looking kid, too.
LancesMom
by Gold Member on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:11 AM
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Your last line totally says it all.

The one thing that bothered me is the women did the bigger thing. Why can't our president? He should have also thanked Chelsea for this.

Or did I miss that tweet?

Quoting fatcat0908: Good for Chelsea and Melania both for being "the bigger person" in this situation. I greatly oppose Trump, but I would never make fun of his child and I find it very respectful and commendable of Melania to acknowledge Chelsea for standing up for him. Politics needs more of such behavior.


iwashere
by on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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Omg. That's the outfit they were complaining about? He looks dressed up for an 11 year old boy. No stains, no rips and his shoes are nice.When ds was 11 I would have been overjoyed to see him look presentable like that!

ridiculous.

3gr8tKids
by Bronze Member on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:16 AM

She wants to stay relevant. There is no need to jump to their defence when her own family is under daily attacks from the trump family

tiafez
by Member on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:18 AM
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oras a former family member of a President she knows how cruel people can be?

Quoting 3gr8tKids:

She wants to stay relevant. There is no need to jump to their defence when her own family is under daily attacks from the trump family


Verified BM/SM/BOB .... wwnsdd?

OrangeBalloon
by Silver Member on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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Or maybe it just really bothered her and she wanted to do something about it. Chelsea is a mother too. I'm sure that she wouldn't stand for anyone tearing her kids apart, and even Chelsea has been on the receiving end of jokes and the like. If anyone "gets it" in regards to being a child to the President, it's her. 

Quoting 3gr8tKids:

She wants to stay relevant. There is no need to jump to their defence when her own family is under daily attacks from the trump family


3gr8tKids
by Bronze Member on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:25 AM

She definitely has the inside perspective on how cruel people can be. 

However, she has already expressed her opinions on the subject so I see the move for what it is. 

Quoting tiafez:

oras a former family member of a President she knows how cruel people can be?

Quoting 3gr8tKids:

She wants to stay relevant. There is no need to jump to their defence when her own family is under daily attacks from the trump family



AnotherKim
by Silver Member on Aug. 23, 2017 at 11:25 AM
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What? since when is one "white house kid" defending another a BAD thing. The fact that she can overlook Trump's bullshit and be kind to his CHILD is great.

Quoting 3gr8tKids:

She wants to stay relevant. There is no need to jump to their defence when her own family is under daily attacks from the trump family


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