Who is Barron Trump: Early Life, Family, Education
|Barron Trump and his mother, Melania. Photo: Thelist.com|
Who is Barron Trump?
Barron Trump is Donald Trump's youngest son, his only child with his third wife Melania, widely known as First Lady Melania Trump.
As written in Daily Express UK, the youngest Trump was born in 2006, not long after her marriage to Mr. Trump, and just before the First Lady attained US citizenship.
As a child, he regularly appeared on television alongside his father, on several different shows. His first was in 2006 on the Oprah Winfrey Show at two months old, after he was born, and on Mr. Trump's show The Apprentice.
Thanks to his Slovenian mother, he’s fluent in both English and Slovene. In 2009, Melania bragged to People that Barron, who was just three at the time, was already multilingual. "He speaks my language — Slovenian — English and French."
He attended school in Manhattan before Mr. Trump moved to the White House, and stayed there at Trump Tower before the end of the 2016-2017 school year with his mother.
Unlike his older half-siblings, the 14-year-old has not made the same mark on the family and stays (for the most part) out of the political spotlight, as he is currently still in school. But he has appeared regularly alongside the Presidential couple on their trips outside the White House.
Recently, Mr. Trump's youngest was revealed to be tested positive with COVID-19 according to his mother, the First Lady of the United States in a nearly 700-word update on her personal experience of the disease.
Here's what else you need to know about the youngest member of the Trump family.
Barron is not frequently photographed
He is most commonly spotted traveling with his parents, boarding and disembarking Air Force One or the President's helicopter, as he was here when the Trump family returned from their holiday trip to Mar-a-Lago.
Barron, Donald, and Melania Trump in Florida.
A couple of months earlier, Barron was seen heading to Florida to spend the Thanksgiving long weekend at Mar-a-Lago with the President and First Lady.
In 2018, the Trumps spent the Thanksgiving weekend in Florida at Mar-a-Lago. When 12-year-old Barron got off the plane with his parents, it was one of the first times he appeared to be as tall as his father.
Barron made history again
Although the decision for Barron and, more pressingly, Melania to remain in NYC rather than joining the president in Washington led to raised eyebrows, the family eventually united in the White House. After months of living in New York City with his mom, Barron finally made the move to Washington, D.C. in June, halfway through the president's first year in office. First Lady Melania Trump confirmed the news with a tweet saying, "Looking forward to the memories we'll make in our new home! #Movingday" and a photo presumably taken out one of the White House windows of the Washington Monument.
As CNN reported, the January 2017 move was especially notable because it marked the first time in more than 50 years that a presidential son lived there. All three of the preceding presidents — Obama, Bush, and Clinton — only had daughters. While other presidents since JFK had sons, they were adults and didn't live in the White House. Therefore, Barron was the first son since JFK Jr.
|Barron Trump made White House history.|
The youngster made history again as the first presidential child to attend St. Andrew's Episcopal in Potomac, Maryland. The independent school enrolls 580 students from preschool all the way up to twelfth grade while the annual tuition sets parents back close to $40,000. The Obamas, Clintons, Nixons, and Roosevelts all sent their kids to Quaker school Sidwell Friends.
However, school will look a bit different for Barron this year. The First Son is set to start ninth grade in September, but he will be doing so virtually. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, St. Andrew's recently announced they will begin classes with a virtual-learning-only plan. This announcement came just hours after Barron's father tweeted, "OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!"
His main interest is apparently "sports"
In November of 2018, the First Lady spoke at a forum at Liberty University, the institution founded by Jerry Falwell in Lynchburg, Virginia that has been crucial in shoring up Donald Trump's support on the religious right. Melania was there to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic as part of her "Be Best" initiative, and she shared a few details about her family's life in the White House. She shared that Barron is not on social media and that he is "all into sports."
That said, in the lead up to Super Bowl Sunday, President Trump said he'd have "a hard time" with letting his son play football. "I just don't like the reports that I see coming out having to do with football," President Trump said.
"I thought the equipment would get better, and it has. The helmets have gotten far better but it hasn't solved the problem."
Barron is really tall
|Barron is speculated to be as tall as 6'6".|
When’s the last time you saw a seventh-grader nearly as tall as his dad and former-model mom? While Barron’s official height isn’t publicly available, but certain commentators speculate Barron could be as tall as 6'6" since photos show he is as tall as (not taller than) the 6’2” President Trump. His mother Melania is 5’11" (without her ever-present heels). Regardless, he's becoming a man in his own right and soon won't be able to hide in the background at all anymore.