Chelsea Clinton has had enough of people bullying Barron Trump.
The 10-year-old son of U.S. President Donald Trump has been the target of Internet trolls since his father’s inauguration on Friday. Memes of the young boy began circulating online, and many criticized Barron for looking bored during the ceremony.
“Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich also implied in a tweet that the boy would become the “country's first homeschool shooter.”
In Barron's defense, Clinton took to Twitter on Sunday to send a powerful message to his bullies about respecting his right to a childhood.
Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 22, 2017
Clinton’s tweet was immediately met with agreement and applause.
@ChelseaClinton I agree totally ….all children off the table regardless of who parents are. Well done Chelsea— Me 2 u (@justme_2u2) January 22, 2017
The 36-year-old Clinton knows a thing or two about growing up in the political spotlight. She first moved into the White House with her parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, at the age of 13, and did not move out until her father’s first four years of presidency ended in 1997.
Clinton is also a mother herself, so her candour about protecting children from bullies is understandable. The former first daughter has two young kids – two-year-old Charlotte and seven-month-old Aiden – with her husband Marc Mezvinsky.
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