Chelsea Clinton Defends Barron Trump Against Online Attacks, Says He Deserves the Chance ‘to be a Kid’

Barron was seen arriving on the West Front of the US Capitol on Friday, ready for a day of inaugural celebrations
Barron was seen arriving on the West Front of the US Capitol on Friday, ready for a day of inaugural celebrations

Chelsea Clinton is standing up for the newest inductee into the first children’s club.

The former first daughter and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation took to social media Sunday, tacitly condemning the online jabs directed at President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, and urging the public to remember that the child is just that: A child.

“Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid,” Clinton wrote.

But while Clinton maintained that first children should be shielded from bearing the brunt of criticism for their parents’ political choices, she did acknowledge that safeguarding children’s innocence means holding the current administration accountable and challenging policies that undermine children’s health and well-being.

“Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids,” she wrote.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Jaleesa M. Jones