Melania Trump finds ally in Chelsea Clinton in fight against childhood bullying

From one child of a president to another. Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton defended President Donald and First Lady Melania Trump’s son Barron after a news outlet published an article criticizing the 11-year-old’s clothing.


firstfamilyaugust20VIEW GALLERY A news site criticized Barron's out choice for his return to the White House on August 20 Photo: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

“It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves,” Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter tweeted on August 21. The tweet came hours after the Daily Caller posted a story attacking the first son’s style following the first family’s return to the White House on Sunday.

"Donald Trump and Melania always depart the White House looking their best. The president wore a fine tailored suit and Melania wore an elegant dress just as jaw-dropping as the last. But then Barron steps out in a t-shirt, khaki shorts and some suede loafers," reporter Ford Springer wrote in the article. “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."

chelseadadwhitehouseVIEW GALLERY Chelsea, who is the daughter of former President Bill Clinton, came to Barron's defense on social media Photo: SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea stood up for Barron again on Tuesday responding to an individual on Twitter who made a comment about the president’s son. She wrote, “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.”

The first lady publicly thanked the 37-year-old for coming to her son’s defense. Melania tweeted, “Thank you @ChelseaClinton - so important to support all of our children in being themselves! #StopChildhoodBullying.”

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