Chelsea Clinton jumps to the defense of Donald Trump’s 12-year-old son after...

Chelsea Clinton jumps to the defense of Donald Trump’s 12-year-old son after journalist mocks him online

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Ex-President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, jumped to the defense of current US President Donald Trump’s 12-year-old son, Barron Trump, after a journalist made a poor joke at the pre-teen’s expense.

The journalist, New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait, earned Clinton’s ire when he took Barron’s name in a dig about potential candidates for White House Chief of Staff, on Twitter:

Clinton, a former First Child herself, quickly tweeted at Chait and asked him to leave Barron out of it:

Instead of taking down the post or issuing an apology, Chait replied that the joke was not aimed at the boy. Several netizens have since advised him that the joke was still in poor taste.

This isn’t the first time Chelsea Clinton has publicly defended Barron Trump, even though his father defeated her mother in the 2016 Presidential Election.

On the day of President Trump’s inauguration, Clinton tweeted: “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.”

Later, in August this year, she lashed out at the media for criticising Barron’s casual t-shirt and khakis outfit as he stepped off a presidential aircraft.

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Asserting that the children of Presidents should be allowed to live their lives as though they are not part of such a powerful or influential family, Clinton blasted:

“It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves.”

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