Everything you need to know about Barron Trump
Barron Trump captured America’s heart when he nearly fell asleep while standing on stage during his father’s election night victory speech.
Barron Trump is the youngest President Trump’s children and the only child he has with FLOTUS Melania Trump. Since his father won the election in 2016, we’ve been seeing more of the 11-year-old mini-Donald.
The youngest Trump and his mother have joined POTUS in the White House after Barron Trump finished his school year at New York’s prestigious Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, making him the first presidential son to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. since John F. Kennedy Jr.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) November 9, 2016
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While Barron Trump settles into his new pad, enjoys summer in DC and readies himself for his new school, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, let’s get to know him.
Barron Trump could be named for Barron Hilton, the son of the Hilton Hotels founder. A Trump biography writer speculates that the name is a peek at The Donald’s desire for royal German ancestry.
But that’s not our favorite “why Barron is named Barron” story. Cue flashback…
Back when Donald Trump was a burgeoning business mogul, ignoring his father’s advice and entering the world of Manhattan real estate, a “spokesman” for Trump emerged: John Barron.
One of Donald Trump’s visions after Trump Tower was “Trump Castle,” complete with spires and moats. It was a disaster — costs were out of control and Trump’s partner in the venture, Prudential Insurance, walked.
It was a tremendous failure.
But John Barron told the media that selling the property was Donald Trump’s idea all along.
"It sure is easier to get a large commission on a $105-million sale than to put up a building," John Barron told New York Magazine at the time.
In a twist much like finding out in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” that Finkle is Einhorn or the gimpy Roger "Verbal" Kint in “Usual Suspects” is Keyser Söze, in the 1980s, Trump was Barron.
John Barron was the billionaire's alter ego that allowed him to say whatever he wanted to the press.
"John Barron was a way for Trump to talk himself up," Michael D'Antonio, the author of “Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success,” told Vice. "He'd be able to express things that he wanted expressed about himself by someone that wasn't him."
Fast forward to 2016. Donald Trump is the GOP candidate and his Trumpeters hail his “tell it like it is” way of speaking. Along the way, he must’ve outgrown his need for John Barron and learned to say all the “bigly” important things himself.
Donald Trump: "Hillary wants to essentially abolish the Second Amendment." pic.twitter.com/jEppTyaUbS— POLITICO (@politico) August 9, 2016
President Trump might have said a few things about immigrants and tried to keep visitors from certain countries out, but his son is the child of an immigrant — wife No. 3, Melania Trump. The preteen Trump is fluent in his mother’s native tongue, Slovenian, and uses it when he speaks to her parents, who live in New York.
Melania Trump is fluent in Slovene, German, French, Serbian and English.
“He is a very strong-minded, very special, smart boy,” mama Melania told Parenting in 2015. “He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants. Sometimes I call him 'little Donald.' He is a mixture of us in looks, but his personality is why I call him 'little Donald.'”
POTUS and his mini-me have even more in common.
Barron Trump likes to build “big projects” like cities or airports with Magna Tiles or Lego, his mom added. He’s even a big fan of golf.
“When he was 5 years old, he wanted to be like daddy: a businessman and golfer,” Melania recounted of her son, whom she says prefers a suit to sweats. “He loves to build something and tear it down and build something else.”
Will Barron Trump be able to play a round of golf inside the White House like he does now in Trump Tower? pic.twitter.com/7J5OQZMhZP— John Ferguson (@Fearguth) July 27, 2016
Anthony Senecal, former butler to Donald Trump who was there for the Ivana Trump years, told Inside Edition that of all the Trump children, the youngest is mind-blowingly most like his father.
“When Baron was two-and-a-half years old I took his breakfast into him,” Senecal said. “He was sitting in his highchair and he looks at me and he said: 'Tony! Sit down! We need to talk!’”
Yeah, so when Barron Trump watches movies, it’s at a red-carpet premiere, like “The Lego Movie” in 2014. His toys include a replica Mercedes with a custom license plate that reads “BARRON.” And his vacations are way pimper than yours.
Current mood: the lion Barron Trump is sitting on (but I don't have any toy limos nearby) pic.twitter.com/dxdbehbjYJ— Carrie Resnick (@nottheverb) July 20, 2016
please enjoy these elegant photos of barron trump pic.twitter.com/6CyufZSkSW— jamie loftus (@hamburgerphone) October 19, 2016
But the most baller thing about Barron Trump is that he had a whole floor of Trump Tower to himself before moving to D.C. with mom. And instead of being yelled at for drawing on the walls, he’s allowed to decorate his digs as he sees fit.
“In his space, the décor style of the rest of our home is mixed with what he is into: planes and helicopters,” Melania told Parenting. “We let him be creative; let his imagination fly and do whatever he wants. Whatever he wants to do with his own room later on, he can do it.
“But it’s amazing, he does not like covers with airplanes or cars on them. He likes clean and white. He also has his playroom and he has his pictures and art and all of his stuff. And since he has his own floor, he can also put those things on his living room and on his own walls.
“When he was smaller, he started drawing on the walls. His imagination is growing and important. He draws on the walls in his playroom, we can paint it over. One day he was playing bakery and he wrote ‘Barron’s Bakery’ on the wall with crayons. He is very creative, if you say to a child 'no, no, no,' where does the creativity go?”
Melania Trump told People in 2015 that she raises her son, cooks for him, packs his lunch, helps him with homework and takes him to after-school sport practices.
“I like to be hands-on. I think it’s very important,” she said.
“He needs somebody as a parent there, so I am with him all the time. As you know, my husband is traveling all the time.”
Donald Trump said he prides himself on being a good father, adding, “If you have too much help, you don’t get to know your children.”
“Barron loves to be one-on-one with dad because normally he’s almost always all the time with me,” Melania added. “So, I give them space when it’s daddy-and-Barron time. They go alone for dinner, one-on-one. They play golf together. He looks forward to that.”
While the household does have staff that helps with cooking and housework, Mrs. Trump maintained that she raises her son without the help of a nanny.
Mr. Trump, however, sort of blew up her spot a few months later by telling Page Six, “Yes, there is a young woman, someone who works with Barron.”
… but he’s not on Twitter.
"Little Donald" joined Twitter in August 2012, and the username @BARRONTRUMP is reserved for him, his mom said, but he hasn’t tweeted anything yet.
Barron Trump was born in 2006 and is 29 years younger than his oldest sibling, Donald Trump, Jr. That makes him closer in age to his nieces and nephews, including Ivanka Trump’s daughter, 5-year-old Arabella Rose Kushner.
Barron Trump is the youngest of President Trump’s five children, the penultimate child being 23-year-old Tiffany Trump.
At least he did when he was 7. His mom told ABC in 2013 that she slathered her son “head to toe” in a moisturizer, Caviar Complex C6, from her own line.
"It smells very, very fresh," Melania said at the time. "I put it on him from head to toe. He likes it!"
And when we say caviar, we mean caviar.
Caviar, imported from a cultured sturgeon farm in the south of France, is a key ingredient in her entire beauty line. The products were to run from $50 to $150. The problem is no one can find Melania’s skincare, which reportedly launched at Lord & Taylor, anywhere.
Racked reported that the line failed to launch.
“But her skincare products aren’t anywhere — they aren’t for sale on her site, they’re not on eBay or Craigslist or Overstock, not on Amazon or Alibaba (searching ‘Melania Trump’ there brings up a package of snail meat amongst other things),” Peter Moskowitz wrote.
Barron Trump finished his school year at New York’s prestigious Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, which cost about $40,000 yearly. Alumni include “Moby Dick” writer Herman Melville and actresses Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ally Sheedy.
His new school, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, which also costs about $40,000 per year. The school’s mission is to “know and inspire each student in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service.”
Earlier in June, Barron Trump was spotted wearing a blue ringer t-shirt from J.Crew with “The Expert” emblazoned across the chest.
The product description is followed by, “We're sorry. This item has been so popular, it has sold out.”
However, J.Crew told Business Insider that the shirt was from the Spring 2015 collection and was sold out long before it’s White House lawn debut.
The first son seems pretty tall for his 11 years, and it is presumed he is about 5-feet 11-inches, the same height as his mother, Melania Trump. In some photos, he appears taller than his mom who is about 6-feet 2-inches in some of her heels.
According to President Trump’s driver’s license, he is 6-feet 2-inches, but men typically shrink an inch between 30 and 70 years of age.
In May, comedian Kathy Griffin sparked outrage when she used a fake decapitated Trump in photos and a video that was released online. Young Barron reportedly "panicked" and thought his father had been killed.
"He's 11," sources told TMZ. "He doesn't know who Kathy Griffin is and the head she was holding resembled his dad."
Melania commented on (what she considers) Griffin's dubious mental health status while Donald tweeted:
Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11 year old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
As a bouncing baby boy, Barron was born shortly after 6 a.m. on March 20, 2006. He weighed 8 1/2 pounds and was 21 inches long.
Happy Mother's Day! pic.twitter.com/y7r4PZiwC5— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) May 14, 2017
Barron Trump appeared on a 2014 episode of “The Apprentice.” He made his debut on the finale of his dad's popular reality series at age 8.