Chelsea Clinton Comes to Barron Trump’s Defense Again, Tells Journalists to Leave President’s Son Out of Criticism

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As the daughter of a former president, Chelsea Clinton understands the pressure and scrutiny that the president’s family is placed under.

Clinton recently took to Twitter to defend the current president’s son, Barron Trump, from media who wanted to use him to criticize President Donald Trump.

Jonathan Chait, a writer for The New Yorker, tweeted out a sarcastic joke aimed at the younger Trump, saying that he would be a good pick for chief of staff because he couldn’t be charged as an adult.

However, Clinton did not find the comment amusing and tweeted out a reply, citing his age as a reason to leave him out of criticism.

Despite the almost immediate backlash, Chait refused to see anything wrong with the comment and tweeted back at Clinton that it was meant as an insult to the president and not his son.

This is not the first time Clinton has defended Barron Trump from comments. Earlier in the year, a journalist called out the president’s son for the way he dressed, and Clinton called out the media for focusing on a child.

“It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves,” Clinton said in response.

While Clinton does not agree with the president on any policy issues, she does feel strongly about allowing his son to have as normal of a life as possible.

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Chelsea does have a conscience after all. Good for her. Chait is a buffoon and certainly not funny. His retort/excuse to her was worthless.


Chait is such a coward. He used a child to get to the President and won’t own it.

Madison Dibble

It’s great to see the children of presidents stick together without regard for political party.

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