Monday 23 April 2018

Melania Trump thanks Chelsea Clinton after son (11) shamed for his clothes

U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania and their son Barron. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
U.S. President Donald Trump, first lady Melania and their son Barron. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Helena Horton

US First Lady Melania Trump has thanked Chelsea Clinton for defending her son Barron.

Despite their relatives having fought a bitter election against one another, the two had a cordial conversation on Twitter.

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Hillary Clinton, asked for 11-year-old Barron Trump to be left out of spats between Trump supporters and those who oppose him. Ms Clinton wrote: "Barron is A KID. No child should be talked about in the below manner - in real life or online. And for an adult to do so? For shame."

Mrs Trump thanked her, writing: "Thank you @ChelseaClinton - so important to support all of our children in being themselves! #StopChildhoodBullying."

The outrage was in response to an article in the 'Daily Caller' which shamed Barron Trump for his clothes.

The piece was entitled: 'It's High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He's In the White House'. It said: "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."

Melania Trump. Pic: Reuters
Melania Trump. Pic: Reuters

This isn't the first time Ms Clinton has stuck up for Barron.

Last year, when the youngest Trump son was being bullied online, she wrote: "Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does - to be a kid."

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