During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, former spokesperson to President Donald Trump, Katrina Pierson, accused famous liberals and reporters of violently threatening Barron Trump, the president's youngest son.
The discussion was about the attacks on Ivanka, who serves in the West Wing as a senior aide to the president.
“Barron Trump is a minor child and they do criticize him as well,” Pierson insisted. “I’m not talking about your random trolls on the internet, I’m not talking about your sideways bloggers or anyone on the fringe. I’m talking about mainstream reporters, mainstream Hollywood actors and actresses who advocate violence against this family.”
Raw Story wrote about the Fox segment highlighting Pierson's struggle to give examples of such "violence" against the children, particularly the youngest son Barron. When the site posted the segment, Pierson retweeted it, claiming it was "#FakeNews" citing a BBC report and instructing Raw Story to google for information.
"So stupid! A simple google search goes a long way. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41007191 … #FakeNews," Pierson tweeted.
Upon reading the BBC report she cited, it was revealed the attacks on Barron Trump came from a conservative site and those that were defending him were liberals, including the daughter of the president's former opponent Chelsea Clinton.
Trump critic Kurt Eichenwald similarly defended the younger Trump.
The BBC report was citing a Daily Caller article that attacked the teen for his completely normal clothing choices of khakis and t-shirts.
Pierson was quickly mocked by those on Twitter that did click the link and read it.
Barron Trump, unlike most of his half-siblings, is not an employee of the White House, nor has he inserted himself in any way into the campaign or politics in general. Past White House children came under attacks from the right as well. Chelsea Clinton was attacked mercilessly as she went through puberty and her awkward teen years while under the microscope of the media. Former President George W. Bush's daughters also drew criticism while partying through college. Similarly, President Barack Obama's two daughters were frequently attacked for rolling their eyes at their father's "dad jokes" and for what they wore to official White House functions.