The youngest child of former POTUS, Donald Trump, Barron, shocked the internet as the new photos of the teenager surfaced.
People called Barron "a beast," but it is not meant to be cruel. Just shocking.
Here's the whole story and a small reminder of what we know about the least vocal member of the Trump family.
Growing Up In The Public Eye
The Trump family is one of the most famous in the world. Whether you like them or not, there is no denying that most of us know plenty about the former POTUS way before he showed interest in politics.
While his sister Ivanka was already a model in her teenage years, Barron is not interested in being in the spotlight.
By all means, the 15-year-old is not a social butterfly and does not seem to enjoy being in the public eye at public events.
What Do We Know About Barron Trump?
Growing up in the White House and being the son of the former president comes with many perks.
Of course, there are many downsides, as we learned from the Bush and the Obama sisters. However, one thing is sure: Barron Trump does not need to worry about his future, as all doors are pretty much wide open.
We met him as a preteen, and he appeared always to be closer to his mother Melania than to his father. It could be because he is Melania's only child.
Barron was born on March 20th, 2006, a year after Melania became the third Mrs. Trump.
He stayed with his mother in New York before eventually joining his father at the White House.
As previous presidents primarily had young daughters, it was interesting to see a young boy in the White House for the first time since John F. Kennedy's son moved in as a baby.
Melania's parenting book, Redbook, revealed that Barron had his floor and decorated his space to make the White House his home.
As Melania Trump wrote on Twitter, she was firmly against vaping, so that's one activity Barron must not be indulging in. Otherwise, he lives like a royal.
His disinterest in public events often gave Twitter users meme-worthy material:
The Vaping Comment That Went A Bit Further
The vaping saga did not end with funny Twitter comments. Donald Trump decided to back up his wife, but instead of saying they have a son, he acted as if she, Melania, has a son.
Donald Trump's comment did not sit well with the public:
"We can't allow people to get sick, and we can't have our youth be so affected. That's how the first lady got involved. She's got a son, together, that is a beautiful young man, and she feels very, very strongly about it."
Trump's relationship with his youngest child seems to be puzzling. Some time ago, he said:
"I hate to say it because I love to watch football. But I really think that as far as my son — well I've heard NFL players saying they wouldn't let their sons play football. I would have a hard time with it."
One day they are normal father and son, other times, Barron belongs only to Melania, and often Trump's overprotective.
Melania called Barron Mini-Donald:
"When he was 5 years old, he wanted to be like daddy: a businessman and golfer. He loves to build something and tear it down and build something else."
"If I had a different type of wife, I probably wouldn't have a baby, ya know, cause that's not my thing, I'm really, like, a great father, but certain things you do and certain things you don't. It's just not for me."
That is one confusing relationship.
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney chipped in:
"The president's just a really caring father, and you don't see that."
However, Trump did stand up against bullying of his children:
"I want to apologize to my family for having them have to go through a phony, rotten deal by some very evil and sick people. And Ivanka is here, and my sons, and my whole family. And that includes Barron. He's up there, he's a young boy."
Again, that statement does not look great.
Barron Trump Today
He came to the White House as a shy boy, but now Barron Trump is a proper teenager, standing at least 6'6'' tall.
Now, in Florida, Barron is out of the spotlight, just as he wanted. New photos of Barron came to light, and the internet adoringly nicknamed him the "beast."
Here are some reactions:
Melania and Barron were photographed in New York, leaving the Trump Tower. Here is how the shy teen looks like now:
He is towering over his tall mom, hence the nickname "beast."
Can you believe it is the same boy pictured dozing off during the inauguration?