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.
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
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.
Regina Holmes has more than two decades of experience as a journalist –editing and reporting for news dailies including the Miami Herald, Newsday and the Baltimore Examiner. She also launched an award-winning investigative news website that tackled police and political corruption in Baltimore. She has worked as a consultant for the World Bank and Baltimore County Public Schools. Regina became a journalist because even as a child she was fascinated by the power of the press: how it could force a president out of office, elect a president, expose corruption, and shine a light on discrimination. She is passionate about giving a voice to people who are disenfranchised, ignored or powerless, including people of color, senior citizens, the impoverished, people with disabilities, veterans, and children. Issues in which she is particularly interested include race relations, criminal justice, and police brutality. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from Vassar College and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. In her spare time, Regina enjoys traveling,antiquing, window-shopping for carsand watching HGTV.