The conservative politics site The Daily Caller—founded by bow-tie aficionado Tucker Carlson—published a “mean spirited” article on Monday about Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump.
“It’s high time Barron Trump starts dressing like he’s in the White House,” the Caller’s “entertainment reporter” Ford Springer insisted, complete with a nostalgic look at how your parents probably "forced you to dress up when you were a kid for a special occasion.”
“Is Barron just better than I ever was at rebelling against my parents?” Springer asked.
“[Barron’s] dad is always looking dapper and his mom has become a worldwide fashion icon since becoming first lady [sic],” Springer insisted. “The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public.”
That someone would ever care what an 11-year-old kid wears in public ignited the interwebs on Monday, with users taking to Twitter to call out the conservative news site. Read some of the best reactions, below:
He is 11 years old. Leave the kid alone. Look what he has to deal with. https://t.co/9aGpniMsT9— Matthew Dowd (@Matthew Dowd)1503359070.0
Hey @Ford_Springer why the hell do you care what an 11-year-old boy wears? How is it your business? https://t.co/ta2sFhM7Fp— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1503359013.0
Nah. Donald should adopt Barron's fashion palette. https://t.co/mZME0xJzqs— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒)1503359004.0
Poor Barron.— Chelsea Handler (@Chelsea Handler)1503358930.0
*time & time again Barron has proven to be a regular 11-year-old kid* WHO. WRITES. THIS. TRASH. https://t.co/NtMgoUeBXs— Ryan McKinnell (@Ryan McKinnell)1503358877.0
I think Trump is a neo-nazi sympathizer destroying our country, BUT shame on douche @TuckerCarlson for printing thi… https://t.co/qFW6dBQhl6— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1503358868.0
Genuinely thought Barron was rockin a good look today. Had kind of Biebs thing goin. https://t.co/2T3XSKGJB4— Jesse Lee (@Jesse Lee)1503358860.0
The correction is the best part of this mean-spirited story about an 11 year old https://t.co/2mOJ8HyvwA— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1503358751.0
Leave. Barron. Trump. Alone. https://t.co/Po7gZbc0aN— Jonathan Allen (@Jonathan Allen)1503358596.0
Barron dresses just fine. Leave him alone you ghouls. https://t.co/o3lqhM6aip— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1503358556.0
Leave Barron alone. Anything else is shameful. https://t.co/anHWEBd3AG— Tim Fullerton (@Tim Fullerton)1503358400.0
wth he dresses rad, leave Barron Trump alone and let him live https://t.co/HTNKFo6KPT— GenePu̶̗͇͆ń̵̲́͜k 2077 (@GenePu̶̗͇͆ń̵̲́͜k 2077)1503356841.0
When I was 11 I died my hair bright yellow (TRUE STORY) and wore punk band t-shirts every single day. Barron, is basically 25 comparatively.— Jessica Huseman (@Jessica Huseman)1503356518.0
I, for one, am a fan of Barron's fashion. He's 11. He dresses like it. What the hell do you people want? https://t.co/T5iWHftOUX— Josh Dawsey (@Josh Dawsey)1503356490.0
Ivanka, Don Jr., & Eric are adults & politically active. They're fair game. Tiffany's a private citizen. Barron's… https://t.co/0iP3x5bfaD— Sarah Rumpf (@Sarah Rumpf)1503356356.0
@rumpfshaker Agreed. Going after WH kids like this is never a good look. Not cool when it happened to Sasha and Mal… https://t.co/etWuTW78PY— Kimberly Atkins (@Kimberly Atkins)1503356142.0
No. Barron Trump should be off-limits. He's 11 years old: who cares how he dresses? https://t.co/CuJ1hD9ByF— Gabe Fleisher (@Gabe Fleisher)1503356008.0
Totally...and is he supposed to dress like Alex P. Keaton? The kid is hip and adorbs. https://t.co/Df3SFIRiQD— Amy Chozick (@Amy Chozick)1503359699.0
There you have it, folks; the consensus seems to be that Barron Trump is a kid and is fly as hell. Let’s all leave him alone.