Chelsea Clinton said that Barron Trump, President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, should be given the opportunity to live a normal life, but made sure to to take a jab at his father at the same time.
She used both Twitter and Facebook to explain that for Barron to be an ordinary kid, people must also oppose “POTUS polices that hurt kids.”
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
First Lady Melania Trump threatened to sue in November after someone made a video suggesting Barron has autism. The video, which outraged Melania, was spread around the Internet by many people, including Rosie O’Donnell.
More recently, a reporter from the National Post analyzed Barron’s face during the inauguration, saying the 10-year-old is either a “closeted Democrat” or “has some serious resting bitch face.”
The reporter has since apologized.
I want to apologize for my tweet about Barron Trump. It was intended as a joke but politicians’ kids should be left out of it
— Ashley Csanady (@AshleyCsanady) January 21, 2017
Clinton spent much of her childhood and adolescence in the spotlight when her father Bill Clinton was president. (RELATED: Chelsea Clinton Suggests That Marijuana Kills)
Some social media users showed either support or disdain for Clinton’s apparent half-hearted expression of support.
“Hypocrite. If you agree kids should not be targeted fine. Leave it at that,” one commenter said, referring to the fact that just the first part of her post would have sufficed. “Otherwise collect your $600k a year and go away.”
Other commenters thanked Clinton for ostensibly defending Barron.
“Exactly what a woman who grew up in the White House should say,” said another commenter. “You are the finest product of an American presidential legacy.”
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