Chelsea Clinton speaks up for Barron Trump

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WASHINGTON Chelsea Clinton rallied to first son Barron Trump’s defense on Twitter Tuesday after a writer criticized the wardrobe of the president’s son.

In a Monday Daily Caller article headlined “It’s high time Barron Trump starts dressing like he’s in the White House,” contributor Ford Springer said Barron should look spiffier in his public appearances.

“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,” Springer wrote.

The writer noted that when the president and first lady Melania Trump returned from their New Jersey vacation on Sunday with 11-year-old Barron, they were photographed arriving on Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews. The president was wearing a suit and his wife was attired in a dress. Barron was dressed casually in a T-shirt, and khaki shorts and suede loafers.

The story received widespread criticism from both sides of the political aisle and the media – and Clinton joined in the fray.

Chelsea has said in previous tweets that Barron should be given privacy and allowed to “be a kid.”

Incidentally, some people consider Barron a fashion icon. The red T-shirt that he wore on Sunday, which said “On your mark tiger shark” and costs $24.50, was sold out on J.Crew’s website on Monday. Another J.Crew T-shirt that Barron wore earlier in the summer that read “The Expert” also sold out in minutes.

The article is republished with permission from Talk Media News.