Barron Trump has lived a relatively quiet life with his parents in Florida since his father’s tenure in the White House came to a close. Soon after the move away from Washington, it was revealed that Barron had enrolled at a new school, but it seems like he’s largely been kept out of the media spotlight.
In the past couple of months, the youngest son of Donald Trump has been seen on a few occasions in public, many attending funerals and weddings. Yet he caused a stir during the event wherein his father announced his presidential bid for 2024. Though Donald Trump was the main attraction, of course, people couldn’t stop looking at Barron, now 16 years old.
Why? Well it has less to do with choosing to look at him, and a whole lot more to do with the fact that it’s difficult NOT to look at him.
Regarding the Trump family, things have been relatively quiet since their high-profile departure from the White House. Donald and the others moved to their Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, where he and Melania’s youngest son, Barron Trump, 16, started at a new school.
Donald Trump announce 2024 Presidential bid
As per reports, Donald has been playing plenty of golf and working on his future within politics. Last week, the American people were given a long-anticipated update as to his plans.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump said from his Mar-a-Lago waterfront estate in Florida, where his campaign will have its headquarters.
“Two years ago, we were a great nation, and soon, we will be a great nation again. This will not be my campaign, this will be our campaign, all, together.”
Trump claimed: “I have no doubt that by 2024, it will sadly be much worse, and they will see clearly what has happened and is happening to our country – and the voting will be much different.”
Yet though Trump is keen on another tenure at the White House, his family members aren’t said to be equally as excited.
Another of Trump’s children, Don Jr., missed his father’s 2024 campaign launch because he was hunting and couldn’t get a flight, according to reports.
Whether or not his other two adult children, Eric and Tiffany, will feature in his run for president remains unclear. However, one individual that we might get to see more of is 16-year-old Barron.
The son of Melania and Donald has settled at Mar-a-Lago and last year started at a new school.
In August last year, a spokesperson for the private school Oxbridge Academy confirmed that Barron Trump’s enrolling at the prestigious high school. He is part of the class of 2024.
“We look forward to welcoming him into our school and community,” the school’s Director of Advancement, Scott Siegfried, said, as quoted by People.
On its website, the Oxbridge Academy writes that they’re “committed to providing both merit scholarships and generous financial aid in an effort to attract the most qualified students and to make Oxbridge financially feasible.”
According to its website, the tuition to attend Oxbridge’s private school for the 2022-2023 year is $35,000. That includes breakfast, lunch, snacks, textbooks, learning support services, and college counseling services.
Though Barron was still a relatively young child when his father was president, it appears that he had some effect on his father’s governing.
During the first debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump – moderated by Chris Wallace – the two candidates went at each other several times. Donald infamously interrupted and heckled Biden, with the now-president responding by labeling Trump a “clown.”
According to Slate, Donald interrupted Joe Biden 128 times during the debate. Chris Wallace asked the president to obey the debate rules and stop interrupting at least 25 times, the site reported at the time.
Barron spoke out against his father
According to the Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections by Fox commentator and The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway, Trump was said to be still fuming at Wallace because of the first presidential debate back in September 2020.
That is according to the Daily Mail, which has obtained a section of the book.
“The problem was Biden would speak and it was lie after lie, after lie. Everything he said was a lie, this guy, and then Chris Wallace wouldn’t let you respond. Chris Wallace was terrible,” Trump said, according to the UK newspaper.
Many were annoyed about Trump’s behavior at the debate. Afterward, debate organizers even released a statement saying that the next debate had to be “more orderly.”