Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, just tweeted out about President Donald Trump’s son, Barron.
In a pair of tweets, Clinton remarked that people should stop speaking negatively about him.
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
Independent Journal Review reports how difficult the position of being a son or daughter in a presidential family can be:
Being a kid is hard. Being a teenager sucks. Having to go through that awkward, delicate era in life with one of your parents as president of the United States must be hell.
Very few American children will ever experience it, but all presidential children in recent memory have felt the withering brutality of commenters in modern media. Presidential children, more and more, find themselves scrutinized and ridiculed for their looks, behavior and fashion choices. Their only sin was having a father who was president of the United States.
The sick practice of attacking a president’s children, or any politician’s children, is not new. But in an era of endless anonymous commenting on social media, the practice is getting worse.
It seems insulting the children in the White House is indeed getting worse:
Chelsea Clinton received hate. The Bush twins were unjustly ridiculed. So were Malia and Sasha Obama.
11-year-old Barron Trump has perhaps faced the most unjust criticism cycle of all, however. Here is a small sampling of what Barron has endured since his father became president of the United States in January:
1. Been called autistic in a public video.
2. Mocked for his looks.
3. Called a “homeschool shooter.”
4. Accused of animal mutilation.
5. Called a “special needs kid.”
First Lady Melania Trump thanked Chelsea for the tweet:
Don’t miss the gravity of the moment: Here is the daughter of Hillary Clinton, the bitter opponent of Donald Trump, defending President Trump’s son and being commended by the current first lady. It’s an act of political decency on both sides. It’s beautiful, and we need more of it.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) August 23, 2017