Over the weekend, "Saturday Night Live" writer Katie Rich tweeted that Barron Trump, who is only 10, might be America's "first homeschool shooter."
Rich (pictured) was roundly criticized and later deleted the tweet, and her entire profile. She was one of many people over the years who has broken the rule that presidential children should be off-limits.
In 1950, President Truman wrote a famously angry letter to Paul Hume, who criticized the singing of Truman's daughter, Margaret. "Some day I hope to meet you. When that happens, you'll need a new nose, a lot of beefsteak for black eyes, and perhaps a supporter below!" the president wrote.
In Hume's defense, Margaret Truman was in her 20s at the time, and declared, "Mr Hume is a very fine critic. He has a right to write as he pleases."
In 1988, Rush Limbaugh called Amy Carter
"the most unattractive presidential daughter in the history of the country." His own mother was among the people who called to criticize him.
In May 2001, after 19-year-old Jenna Bush was accused of trying to use a fake ID to buy booze, the New York Post ran the headline, "Jenna and Tonic."
Soon after, The Onion tried to criticize President Bush's environmental policies by sexualizing his teenage daughter with the headline, "Jenna Bush's Federally Protected Wetlands Now Open for Public Drilling."
Before Trump took the oath of office, Rosie O'Donnell publicly wondered whether Barron Trump might be autistic.