‘Leave Barron alone!’: Internet lights up conservative website for outfit-policing Trump’s youngest son
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 (@matthewjdowd) August 21, 2017
— Yashar Ali (@yashar) August 21, 2017
Nah. Donald should adopt Barron’s fashion palette. https://t.co/mZME0xJzqs
— Borzou Daragahi 🖊🗒 (@borzou) August 21, 2017
Honestly I would prefer if Barron Trump was president. National fidget spinner week would be awesome
— Peter Henderson (@Henderburn) August 21, 2017
As Barron is the only good Trump, he can wear whatever the fuck he wants. https://t.co/231DpoA2re
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) August 21, 2017
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) August 21, 2017
*time & time again Barron has proven to be a regular 11-year-old kid*
WHO. WRITES. THIS. TRASH. https://t.co/NtMgoUeBXs
— Ryan McKinnell (@RyanMcKinnell) August 21, 2017
— Jeremy Newberger (@jeremynewberger) August 21, 2017
Genuinely thought Barron was rockin a good look today. Had kind of Biebs thing goin. https://t.co/2T3XSKGJB4
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) August 21, 2017
This piece is dumb because leave Barron alone. But also it’s dumb because Barron’s style is great. He looks relaxed. He looks awesome https://t.co/ch6eZH9gpH
— Farhad Manjoo 🇺🇸 (@fmanjoo) August 21, 2017
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
Leave. Barron. Trump. Alone. https://t.co/Po7gZbc0aN
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallendc) August 21, 2017
Barron dresses just fine. Leave him alone you ghouls. https://t.co/o3lqhM6aip
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) August 21, 2017
Leave Barron alone. Anything else is shameful. https://t.co/anHWEBd3AG
— Tim Fullerton (@TimFullerton) August 21, 2017
I thought we all ageeed to leave Barron Trump alone. Cmon.
— Lev Novak (@LevNovak) August 21, 2017
wth he dresses rad, leave Barron Trump alone and let him live https://t.co/HTNKFo6KPT
— Gene Park (@GenePark) August 21, 2017
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 (@JessicaHuseman) August 21, 2017
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 (@jdawsey1) August 21, 2017
Ivanka, Don Jr., & Eric are adults & politically active. They’re fair game.
Tiffany’s a private citizen. Barron’s a kid. They’re not. https://t.co/c68WTYJWqD
— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) August 21, 2017
Agreed. Going after WH kids like this is never a good look. Not cool when it happened to Sasha and Malia, and not cool now with Barron.
— Kimberly Atkins (@KimberlyEAtkins) August 21, 2017
No. Barron Trump should be off-limits. He’s 11 years old: who cares how he dresses? pic.twitter.com/CuJ1hD9ByF
— Gabe Fleisher (@WakeUp2Politics) August 21, 2017
Totally…and is he supposed to dress like Alex P. Keaton? The kid is hip and adorbs. https://t.co/Df3SFIRiQD
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) August 21, 2017
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.