The White House's youngest resident is just 11 years old, but he's already facing tough criticism.
An article published earlier this week called "It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House" calls out the First Son's fashion choices after he was recently spotted stepping off Air Force One in a red t-shirt.
In the article, published by conservative website The Daily Caller, writer Ford Springer says Barron's outfit isn't "normal" and adds "the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public."
In the past, including his appearance at his father's inauguration, Barron has sported a suit and tie, and his mother says he loves to dress fancy, so this criticism took many by surprise. Plus, most people agree that an 11-year-old's fashion choices should be off-limits for critics.
One of the many people standing up for Barron is another First Child, former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea, who crossed the aisle to stand up for Barron in a public statement.
It turns out these two have more in common that you would expect.
In a tweet on Monday, Chelsea Clinton says the media should "leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves."
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
Clinton, who has worked as a reporter and on the board of several foundations, adds that "no child should be talked about in the below manner-in real life or online. And for an adult to do so? For shame.” This is something Clinton feels strongly about, because she was in Barron's position not so long ago.
Chelsea Clinton was only 12 years old when she moved into the White House.
Growing up with 2 parents in politics, Clinton remembers the absurd amount of pressure put on her shoulders at a young age. Once, as a 3-year-old, a woman asked her if she planned to have a political career when she was older.
Clinton's kind words seem to have made a good impression on Barron's mother, First Lady Melania Trump. She thanked Clinton in a tweet of her own, saying it is "so important to support all of our children in being themselves! #StopChildhoodBullying."
Melania announced during last year's campaign that fighting cyberbullying would be one of her "main focuses" at first lady, and defending her own son seems like the perfect way to get her message of respect across to the nation.
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