Here's Why You Rarely Saw Barron During Trump's Presidency

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    When Donald Trump gave his final speech as the 45th President of the United States on Wednesday, January 20, his son, Barron Trump, was nowhere to be found. The rest of the family, including Trump's wife Melania, his daughters Ivanka and Tiffany, and his sons, Donald Jr. and Eric, gathered at Joint Base Andrews for his final sendoff. Barron, however, was notably missing in action. Many wondered why the 14-year-old was not in attendance during the momentous event and a firestorm of questions rang out on social media.
    One Twitter user posted, "Did they leave Barron inside?", giving a nod to the former first son’s former home, The White House. Another user said:
    "Did Trump just Home Alone Barron Trump? I didn't see him get on [Air Force One]. The Bidens better check the basement."
    Barron was also absent from the Trump family's Christmas card in 2017 and, as Eastbay Times reported, many accused his parents of a snub. Years later, it was alleged that Barron was left out of his family's annual Christmas Eve dinner, according to Express.
    Another tweet rang out after the Trump family’s 2019 celebration, asking:
    "So where's the kid? Where's Baron? Does he not spend time with any of his children, when they are teenagers? It's Christmas, and you would think they would've showed off the kid."
    From the moment former President Donald Trump won the 2016 election against Hillary Clinton, Barron Trump, just 10 years old at the time, was subject to harsh criticism and downright bullying on social media for his demeanor during his father’s victory speeches.
    As The Sun reported, it was 3 in the morning and Barron was obviously exhausted, and likely bored, like any kid his age would be. But the internet trolls, and likely some angry critics of the controversial election, took out their frustrations on the young Barron. According to the outlet, one Twitter user went so far as to comment:
    "Meanwhile Barron trump looking like Damien the antichrist."
    Sadly, it didn't stop there. Even celebrities thought fit to bring Trump's youngest into their political commentary. Most notoriously, in a since deleted video, Rosie O'Donnell, without any prompting, speculated that Barron might have autism. Variety reported that the often outspoken O'Donnell:
    "shared a seven-minute video compiling clips from the Republican National Convention, the presidential debates, and Trump's acceptance speech that suggested 10-year-old Barron might be showing signs of autism."
    At the time she claimed she raised the issue because her own daughter was on the spectrum and she doubled down in a since deleted tweet defending her controversial video, saying:
    "what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic"
    Regardless of O'Donnell's motivation, bringing a minor into the conversation was inappropriate and she was quickly chided for her lapse in judgment.
    Chelsea Clinton was one of Barron Trump's most fervent defenders, at the time, and her ability to put aside her partisan alignment and see the potential harm of mocking a child in the media, likely came from first hand experience. In a tweet from August of 2017, Clinton demanded:
    "It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves."
    Melania Trump was obviously well aware of the online bullying and criticism of her only child and she quickly took to Twitter to thank Chelsea Clinton for her support, writing:
    "Thank you @ChelseaClinton - so important to support all of our children in being themselves!"
    It was less than a year later that the former FLOTUS launched her "Be Best" campaign, which would focus on childhood mental health issues and social media bullying.
    While the exact reason behind Barron's absences may never be disclosed, they could simply be the result of his parents, especially mom Melania, wishing to shelter him.
    As some might recall, Melania was forced to speak out against professor Pamela Karlon in December 2019 after she used Barron to make a point about President Trump not being above the law.
    The professor’s attempted zinger did not land, and Melania immediately fired back on Twitter, saying:
    "A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it."
    A short time later, Karlon offered a public apology for her comments about Barron, saying:
    "I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president's son. It was wrong of me to do that. I wish the president would apologize, obviously, for the things that he has done that's wrong, but I do regret having said that."
    #BarronTrump #DonaldTrump #MelaniaTrump
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    Comments

    1. lina nicolia

      The teen is awkward. He seems disconnected.......

    2. Charley Weinhardt

      Here's a question, blah blah blah blah blah blah blah wait what we talkin about?

    3. Hebrews 4:10

      People including celebrates made death threats on the boy. Of course they had to yank him out of the spotlight. An excellent textbook example of the cruelty and viciousness of the left in America

    4. Dam Big Foot

      Who wouldn't keep his life private when you had grown men and women write crazy jokes, and even talking about harming this kid? When you hate a man so much you go after his kids, you should be thrown in a psych ward. People who mutilated themselves talked all kinds of things about a minor.

    5. Valerie Maynard

      So what! We all know that Trump went after kids himself! You can see they keep him drug-up!

      1. Jason Wildey

        You delusional...

    6. Trumptreason 4gitmo

      Baron trump is not my son ask Epstein

    7. noir sept

      Thanks for nothing

    8. Mark Vidales

      He was time traveling

    9. Copper Brown

      Rosie O'Donnell's a b**** for saying that about a child what an evil person

    10. lunabranwen

      I'm thinking by the annoyed look that's always on his face... He's probably embarased by his loony Dad. Bully ? Trump is the biggest bully of all. Majori Q Green posted an anti trans sign on the front of her opponents office. Because that woman's child happens to be trans.

    11. Helen Lopez

      I LOVE BARRON, HE'S SMARTER THEN THE LOSERS ON THE VIEW. LEAVE THE KIDS OUT OF THIS. IF I WORKED FOR C.P.S. , I WOULD REMOVE ROSIE O'DONNEL'S KIDS.

    12. Mac Lanty

      poor kid tired bored pathetic

    13. Ellen Pflaumer

      No one saw the poor kid because the press is vicious. The press should be ashamed.

    14. Tye

      Every parent is protective of their kids people need to quit harassing kids no matter who the parents are!!! It goes both ways ✊🏽

    15. T. Cotham

      Well, that was 4 minutes I'll never get back.

    16. Tina Lynn Brown

      Shut the F up! Your the reason they don't have him in public!

    17. Gerald Preston

      One of the stupidest videos on utube

    18. Kathryn Gannon

      Probably doesn't want to be associated. These are deeply disturbed people and I mean all 'world leaders"

    19. Christer Fredriksson

      He was shitting on kids in COD and Fortnite lobbies like every other 10-14 year old.

    20. Nica Tlaca

      Melania should know her trump is the biggest bully in the US of a...

    21. Diane Adams

      STUPID video - and it does NOT answer "why you haven't seen much of Barron!" Btw ..... the Election of 2016 is NOT the one that IS CONTROVERSIAL!!!!!

    22. Catharine Bevona

      The White House at one point not that long ago a big Super Spreader event. Donald Trump did mention that Barron had gotten Covid-19 but was tall and healthy. Putting those facts together maybe Donald was really unwilling to be transparent regarding how ill his youngest son may have been. The Trump White House has always been secretive regarding the health of it's occupants' so people can only guess about this. Possibly a very ill Barron Trump had been spirited off the Mar Lago or a hospital and was unable to attend his father's send off ceremony. If he was on the mend he may have been asymptomatic and they may not have wanted him there. Hopefully, he did not pass away. That has sadly, happened to a small number of children and youth with the youngest being a little girl of about 5 years old.

    23. lutci Pohlodko

      They worship false idols of trump. The ground will open soon and swallow them but, they think Democrats are evil because they want everyone treated like humans. Love your false idol.

    24. Kenpo Kid77

      Here's the two real reasons: 1) He's a friggin kid. 2) If the parents don't want to put him in front of media, thats their right. And I say that as a man who never voted for Trump, they've still got the right not to want to parade their child around for the media circus.

    25. American Infidel

      Leave Barron alone!!!

    26. Larry Neiberheim

      Isnt he autistic

    27. PATRICIA DAVIS

      THIS KID IS SO HANDSOME LOOK AT THE POWER IN HIS FACE ... GOD BLESS THIS BEAUTIFUL FAMILY

    28. JACOB'S LADDER

      Leave the kid alone 😒 not a trump fan in the least but no need to toss him into his father's garbage can. He's just a kid

    29. Teresita Towning

      Fake news fake news fake news fake news fake news fake news fake news fake news fake news !!!!!!!!!!........the liberals and the media are the most envious agains President Trumps families period ..... we only have one millionaire President in the history of this world ever period ........ that’s why President Trump is the only one in this world that goes in the World history and the most papular President ever to be come the most envious President at all time !! That’s why the media and the evil radicals democrats hated President Trump more than ever period ... those people are simply noting but jealousy and so much envy of our real president Trump ever ...... God bless President Trump and his families more than ever ..... May God give KARMA to all evils democrats......

    30. John Ellis

      Run Chelsea run we all love you already we watched you grow up you belong to America you might as well lead it

    31. Zev V

      Maybe the media should mind their own business and leave kids out of it.

    32. MCLOVIN

      BARON WAS WITH HIS REAL SLOVENIAN BASKETBALL PLAYER FATHER HES NOT A TRUMP....

    33. Rita S

      why did you post this? You have nothing else to talk about?

    34. Terry McMaster

      The creation of this video is disgraceful. Leave kids alone.

    35. Elia Ra - The Voice

      Why does the media talk....but say nothing. Skip this one. You won't regret it.

    36. Alexander M Cappiello Jr

      Barron Trump will be a newer tougher version of his Father in 30 years when he is President of the United States.

    37. Joanie Kelstrup

      Just a bunch of crap

    38. Philippe Cardin

      Useless video!

    39. Suzan H

      The Dems are the LOWEST forms of life, attacking a 10 year old CHILD!!! I guess when a President has such an EXCELLENT achievement record, they have nothing else to attack but an INNOCENT CHILD! Can chronological “adults” stoop any lower? Knowing Pelosi, Schumer and Schiff, it is VERY PROBABLE.

    40. Glenn Anderson

      I hate Trump with a passion, but leave this son alone. No need to talk about him at all. Let him be a kid.

    41. Pam Thompson

      Just like fake news...trying to make a child look bad. The fake news Era will come to an end one day. They are now being censored themselves. Can't say anything about buffoon biden

    42. Joe Hop

      Same reason you never saw Obama’s kids

    43. Megan Randolph

      Because his parents didn't use their child as a political pawn. They protected him from the vultures 8n the media.

    44. T R

      Video addresses everything but WHY he is absent. Must have accidentally edited that part out.

    45. Quokka Pirquish

      Freaky family, from the top down.

    46. Tony Baker

      He just thinks his Dad is nuts!

    47. Clutch 5sp

      If my dad was rich, I'd own every LEGO kit on the planet.

    48. Melaine Ciotti

      Because he is a child and you don’t put children in adult situations

    49. Bug Bomb

      Loved the Barron..... his dad the president could have learned a thing or two from the boy..... the strong wholesome silent type!!

    50. SamTheWayne 69

      He clearly hates the political scene

    51. Donald Stanfield

      With any luck, he got away! Run, Baron, RUN!!

    52. Josh McClain

      The Trumps are embarrassed.

    53. Carlos Da Silva

      To even bring up a minor for political gains is the true definition of evil. May you continue to live a hollow and meaningless life.

    54. Joyce Chapman

      This video is nothing but speculation and BS.

    55. General Storage Unit

      Baron's choice. Now leave him alone.

    56. Carol Petto

      I don't blame Barron.

    57. Samizdat

      There's nothing here the pandering Communist media hasn't covered already. Move along.

    58. Banjo Cricket USA

      More FAKE NEWS.

    59. Dirk Diggler

      STOP. GO BACK. OR ....You can stay and waste your life with this woeful piece of journalism. Terrible. Answers nothing. Embarrassing really.

    60. Mark Wilkins

      Looks like a kgb spy

    61. Tomm J

      Let's make a video about Barron to make a point about not taking about Barron

    62. Richard M

      The Trump's Kept Barron out of sight from Biden's Perverted eyes and head sniffing

    63. S Quinney

      Why can not a single one, not one of the Trump men get a decent haircut.

    64. George Aswipe

      They did not want Joe Biden to molest him? Sniffy Joe does have a thing for children. He is a very tactile communicator, after all.

    65. Bruce Molyneux

      THIS IS TOTALLY NOTHING. WHAT A SHIT CHANNEL

    66. Robert Albert

      Just another example of a lack of professional behavior swimming freely through the democratic party. Sooner or later, the voters will care enough about their plight to kick thevlor out

    67. Margaret Hulit

      He was missing because I think they want him protected from all the idiots out there.

    68. zikora anyafo

      Video is a waste of time. Didn’t answer the question it posed. Just a click bait

    69. Beky de la Caridad Toledo Gutierrez

      This video including O'donnell's opinion is This is gossip, envy and hate. Let's everybody take the Covid vaccination shot and Then Will see what an epidemic of Autism is.

    70. paulamichelle48

      The kid should be left out of it!!!! Hands off!🤨🤨🤨🤨

    71. Renee Braziel

      Ht us

    72. American Wife

      You’re a dumb ass. You didn’t know Ben come close to explaining why Barron has been MIA. CLICK BAIT POS

    73. Patricia Marie Mitchell

      He's such a cute kid. He's Donald Trump's son so probably with a mind of his own and doesn't want to be in every photoshoot etc. He's a doll and probably has his hands full fighting off his groupies after every public appearance.👀🥰

    74. Jackie Love

      Barron went to live with his real daddy putin

    75. Greg KTM

      It’s simple. He is a child and I have a feeling his parents felt it was in his best interest to remain out of the spotlight. Not that hard to figure out nor understand.

    76. Maria Teresa Benedicto Bjerke

      Are they ashamed of him?

    77. Don Rush

      Maybe he just didn't want to be at those events, and I don't blame him or his parents. If you look at how bored and/or uncomfortable when he was on camera at those events, maybe they listened to him and didn't make him go.

    78. AbbyNormal777

      He's probably tired of the BS. He will be the one who writes a tell all book.

    79. Here For the Tea

      He’s the only Trump I kinda feel bad for.... sure he’s a spoiled rich little brat but they made him like that.

    80. Derrol Price

      SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN SCHOOL TRYING TO LEARN SOMETHING SO HE WON'T END UP LIKE HIS DUMB ASS BROTHERS AND SISTERS STEALING FOR A LIVING...

    81. hardtogetnamehere

      He stayed out of public view because the liberals are disgusting beings and are nasty and cruel to the boy.

    82. Howis Itgoin

      He wasn't orange enough

    83. soarornor

      I always thought Baron was an interesting character. He was always himself and refused any artifice. Never had some phony routine. That says a lot. Staying away from the circus that is Washington DC seems extremely intelligent to me. That he could do it with such indifference seemed even more extraordinary.

    84. Different People

      Barron inherited his moms original face 👀🤮

    85. john command

      adhd is ok

    86. john command

      thanks Rosie

    87. Que

      Baron will become a moderately successful NBA Forward and the black sheep of the trump family.

    88. LE B

      Rarely saw Obama’s kids...

    89. Kimberly Heard

      People should watch what they say and leave minor children out of it. I actually agree with Chelsea on this matter and good for Melania for standing up for her son. Btw, Barron has a very high IQ and the night of Trump’s election it was so late that everyone was tired.

    90. Peg sharmanic sleep drums

      Leave Barron alone!

    91. Sage Wisdom

      Barron is adorable and OBVIOUSLY "not" interested in politics 😏 he is a kid and his PARENTS clearly respect his wishes!

    92. Marq Goldberg

      Fascist in training.

    93. Biggiebaby

      If only we never heard of crack head Hunter...... remember, ten percent to the Big Guy!!!

    94. CheDesigns

      Good for him!!

    95. Ruth Novena

      How far down do we have to go to hit bottom?The Obama kids were not out that much and when they were what did the press do? made remarks All of the press. What parent would put their kid through that.Trump's kid is not President not taking money from shady overseas connections. Biden is President where is his son why haven't we seen him?

    96. Sharon N.

      That is awful to say things you dont know is true. Media sucks.

    97. Mike Holloway

      Trump protecting his family from prosecution by the fake news media. Kudos to Trump, another reason to put him back in the Oval Office instead of the clown we currently have

    98. Navenator

      Doesn't explain anything. Click bate

    99. Shelly Mayhew

      Who cares? He's a child. He shouldn't be involved in the first place.

    100. Vicente Perea

      Cause he was dead all along