The only child of Donald and Melania Trump, 13-year-old Barron Trump has mostly eluded the media.Except, of course, when he’s caught being
a kid on national TV.
So what exactly is life like for the youngest
of the Trump brood?
Here’s the truth about Barron Trump.
As one might expect from a child born into a billion-dollar business family, Barron Trump has been dressing for success pretty much his entire life.
He even wore a suit to the launch of his half-sister Ivanka’s book when he was only three-and-a-half years old, according to People magazine.His mom, Melania told ABC News in 2013,
But that’s not to say that Barron doesn’t enjoy a little comfort, like the rest of us. In fact, he sometimes pairs his prep school uniform with customized New Balance sneakers that reportedly cost $149, according to Footwear
Barron Trump Instagram?
But he won’t be showing off his kicks on his Instagram. He doesn’t have a social media yet. He’s not interested in it. He’s all into sport.”
If you needed further proof that Barron isn’t your typical kid, try this one on for size:
in 2013, his mother admitted to ABC News that, at the time, she applied her own line of caviar-infused moisturizer to his skin after he took his
nightly bath, saying of her Caviar Complex C6 skincare line, Unfortunately for the two of them, this mother-son bonding ritual may have been short-lived; according to Racked, Melania’s skincare line fell apart shortly after its high-profile launch.
“Are you tough? Yes, I’m tough. You’re a tough parent? I’m fair.” In an interview with Parenting, Melania dropped the bombshell news that Barron’s digs at Trump Tower are so sweet, he actually has an entire
floor to himself, complete with his own personal flourishes that include the incorporation of “planes and helicopters” into the decor of the rest of the house.
Not only that, but it was no big deal if he wanted to draw all over the walls, because Melania claimed they could simply be repainted. With that kind of set-up, it’s no wonder that they weren’t in a rush to move him into theWhite House.
“I love my home.
I could be in my home all the time.
I don’t need to go out every day, I really
Although he didn’t have his own wing of the
executive residence, his lifestyle wasn’t
exactly getting a downgrade.
According to Inquisitr, the White House has
a staff of 100 people who…
Rumors even swirled that Barron was getting
a Goldendoodle puppy named Patton to go alongwith his new home.
However, as of mid 2019, Patton has yet to
According to the Washington Post, Trump shed
some light on the situation in a February
2019 rally in Texas, saying,
“You do love your dogs, don’t you?…I wouldn’t
mind having one, honestly, but I don’t have
any time…How would I look walking a dog
on the White House lawn?”
Melania Trump released a statement regarding the family’s choice for Barron’s matriculation,in the fall of 2017.St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland, which according to The Washington Post costs roughly $40,000 per year, will be the hub of education for the president’s son. In addition to the school’s prestigious reputation that 100 percent of its graduates go on to some type of higher education, St. Andrew’s has a range of impressive facilities, including,
According to 74, St., Andrew’s is quote “the only school-based center for mind-brain-education science in the country,” meaning part of its
the curriculum is based on…
“How mind-brain-education science can both inform, validate, and transform how we design classes and work with each individual student.”
Barron is the first child of a sitting president
to attend St. Andrew’s, though the school does claim other famous alumni, like billionaire eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.
“Tell them I’m a management consultant.Tell them I have a masters degree in molecular biology. You know, I am not just this little Pez candy
collector.”If you weren’t already thinking it, Barron’s
The future looks pretty bright.
Is he Autistic?
One day, he will be the first boy to live in the White House since JFK, Jr. He’s fidgety, socially awkward, doesn’t speak or shake hands, wobbles when he walks and engages in repetitive behaviors. Evidence is mounting that Barron Trump is autistic.
Barron might be bullied by other boys for his autism, which is why the new First Lady wants to focus on bullying, especially on social media, as her cause. To avoid putting him in the limelight, Melania Trump will continue to live in Trump Tower with Barron until June 2017, and appears to dedicate all of her time to him. If Barron has special needs, it explains Melania’s otherwise baffling decision not to live in the White House as First Lady.
The fact that his father was 60 when he was born, is considered a marker for Autism–there is a connection between autism and paternal age. Barron’s father Donald Trump has tweeted about the alleged connection between vaccines and autism. Trump argued about the alleged vaccine connection with Dr. Ben Carson. During a primary debate, he said:
“Autism has become an epidemic. Twenty-five years ago, 35 years ago, you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control,” Trump said. “I am totally in favor of vaccines. But I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Same exact amount, but you take this little beautiful baby, and you pump-I mean, it looks just like it’s meant for a horse, not for a child, and we’ve had so many instances, people that work for me.”
He added: “Just the other day, 2 years old, 2 and a half years old, a child, a beautiful child went to have the vaccine, and came back, and a week later got a tremendous fever, got very, very sick, now is autistic.” Trump did not elaborate on whose child he was talking about.
TV personality and comedienne Rosie O’Donnell wondered on Twitter whether Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron Trump had autism. “If so – what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic,” she tweeted November 22nd. Trump and O’Donnell feuded publicly during the campaign, but they used to be friends–he even attended her wedding ten year ago. O’Donnell seems like someone who might know, and her point about raising consciousness has been embraced by some parents of autism spectrum children.
Vaccines have been blamed so often, that in California, the State had to pass a law requiring kids be vaccinated, after a polio outbreak at a public school. “Anti-Vaccers” are parents who connect Autism to vaccines. No scientific evidence has ever shown this connection, despite Trump’s comments.
His parents choices have thrust Barron into the public spotlight, so now the issue must be addressed by his parents. If the story is verified, it would mean that Donald Trump did not tell the public a personal fact about his son that would have engendered public sympathy for him. He put his family’s privacy above political gain, which is certainly laudable. But now that there’s active speculation about Barron, it’s time to come forward.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. With the May 2013 publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual, all autism disorders were merged into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.
ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.
Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as on the autism spectrum–a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years. Careful research shows that this increase is only partly explained by improved diagnosis and awareness. Studies also show that autism is four to five times more common among boys than girls. An estimated 1 out of 42 boys and 1 in 189 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States.
ASD affects over 3 million individuals in the U.S. and tens of millions worldwide. Moreover, government autism statistics suggest that prevalence rates have increased 10 to 17 percent annually in recent years. There is no established explanation for this continuing increase, although improved diagnosis and environmental influences are two reasons often considered.
To date, neither Donald nor Melania have addressed these claims publicly, nor has there been any proof that 10-year-old Barron Trump has a health condition of any sort.