In a rare moment on Monday, a Clinton came to the defense of a Trump.
Chelsea Clinton — and the internet in general — defended 11-year-old Barron Trump, youngest son of President Donald Trump, after he was attacked by a conservative-leaning news outlet for his fashion choices.
Daily Caller reporter Ford Springer created a wave of backlash when he declared in an article that he believes Barron doesn’t dress like the son of a president should dress.
The article was titled, “It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House."
"I’ve been on the Barron Trump train from the start, but it’s about time the president’s son starts dressing the part,” Springer wrote.
"The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son," Springer added, "but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public."
Clinton responded to the harsh and out-of-place criticism by mocking the article and defending Barron.
"It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves,” she wrote on Twitter.
It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves https://t.co/Wxq51TvgDX— Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton)1503359985.0
Clinton, 37, also grew up in the White House while her father, Bill Clinton, was president in the 1990s.
The internet’s outrage
People’s outrage on social media further proved that attacking the president’s son, whether or not you agree with the president, is unacceptable.
The correction is the best part of this mean-spirited story about an 11 year old https://t.co/2mOJ8HyvwA
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 21, 2017
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 21, 2017
He did on election night and at the inaugural. He's 11. Leave him alone.
— Susan (@SusanJCornish) August 21, 2017
Are you serious? I think Barron looks just fine. By the way.... Children should be off limits-
— Michele Holleran (@michelesayer) August 21, 2017
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? He's a kid. He is fine.
— Amie (@DivaAmie) August 21, 2017
C’mon, dude, he’s 11
It should go without saying, but politicians’ children ought to be immune from the petty attacks their parents have to endure. Plus, criticizing young children is just plain wrong. They’re children. Let them be young and innocent and free of divisive politics.
Here’s what’s funny about it: Barron manages to sell out a product faster than a reporter can create a horrendous opinion about his fashion choices.