Bullying is never okay; whether its happening in person, over the internet, with adults, or with children, it is always hurtful and always wrong. Bullying is undeserved. One person know has felt the effects of bullying is the President of the United States’ son, Barron Trump.
Barron Trump is just 11-years-old. Regardless of his age, millions choose to ignore is innocence when they make him a target, especially when they disagree with his father’s policies and actions. Even as an innocent child, Barron has been attacked for his father’s actions and now, his mother and sister have had enough.
Tragically, Barron faces backlash on the media and at his school. Hollywood Life reported in May 2018 that Barron was repeatedly bullied at school for “his father’s current problems.” As any son would do, Barron tried to defend his father against his peers, however, the bullying doesn’t stop.
As Barron’s big sister and one of Donald Trumps’ staffers, Ivanka sees the lasting effects of Barron’s bullying. As the President’s aide, his daughter, and an adult, Ivanka is more than capable of defending herself. However, her 11-year-old brother is still a child- and the last thing he should have to do his defend himself for someone else’s decisions.
During an interview (that has since been taken down from the internet), Ivanka shared her thoughts after Barron had been made fun of online for wearing a t-shirt that read “The Expert.” She shared, “I think talking about an 11-year-old’s T-shirt, or pants, or attire … he’s a young boy trying his best to acclimate in a surreal environment.”
Ivanka continued saying, “Melania and my father are trying to make that transition as seamless as possible in difficult circumstances,” she added. “Barron should be off limits.” Considering Barron is just 11-years-old, I couldn’t agree more.
Please pray for Barron- Growing up can be hard enough. Keep Barron in your prayers as he’s just a child.