First Lady Melania Trump gave a shoutout to former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton on Twitter this week, thanking her for sticking up for her son Barron Trump.
@ChelseaClinton – so important to support all of our children in being themselves! #StopChildhoodBullying,” FLOTUS tweeted Tuesday night.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 23, 2017
An article on the website The Daily Caller titled “It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House” criticized the youngest son of President Donald Trump, and his only child with first lady Melania Trump, for wearing a J. Crew graphic tee, khaki shorts and loafers while exiting Air Force One on Sunday.
Clinton, who herself was the subject to public scrutiny growing up with parents in the White House, tweeted “It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves” in response to the article. In another tweet, Clinton quoted a tweet that contained The Caller article, which has since been deleted. “Dear Matty-Barron is A KID. No child should be talked about in the below manner-in real life or online,” she said. “And for an adult to do so? For shame.”
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
Dear Matty-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 https://t.co/p9jkGbMG4C
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 22, 2017
This isn’t the first time Clinton has defended Barron Trump. She took to Facebook in January to call out people mocking the then-10-year-old after an SNL writer tweeted that he looked like the country’s first “homeschool shooter.”
“Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid,” she said. “Standing up for every kid also means opposing POTUS policies that hurt kids.”
As First Lady, Trump has said she will focus on eliminating cyber-bullying.