First Lady Melania Trump admitted in an interview this week that she was "angry" about the media's treatment of her son and said, "children should be off limits."
The first lady sat down for an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, where she talked about her husband's job as president and the media's bias against her family.
"Even your young son has been brought into this at times," said Hannity, referring to the media’s treatment of the Trump family and administration. "That doesn’t — that would make me angry. Does that make you angry?"
"It does make me angry because children should be off limits, and I protect him and I want to give him normal life as possible," the first lady said of the 12-year-old Barron Trump. "This is not normal life, but I like to protect him and give him the childhood that he deserves."
Hannity then asked her whether Barron was an "outward fighter" like his dad or more like her, prompting her to say that he has "both qualities."
"He has a soft, beautiful heart, but he’s a fighter too, and he’s very strong," she said.
Earlier this week, Chelsea Clinton tweeted out her support of Barron and defended him after New York Magazine writer Jonathan Chait mockingly suggested that Trump should make his 12-year-old son the next chief of staff because he "Looks like Trump...Will not make Trump work... and Cannot be tried as an adult."
My darkhorse chief of staff pick: Barron Trump
1. Looks like Trump
2. Will not make Trump work
3. Cannot be tried as an adult https://t.co/wNigDQMx89
— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) December 10, 2018
"Please leave Barron Trump out of 'jokes' & analyses. He’s a kid and private citizen and deserves to be left alone. Thank you," tweeted Clinton, who turned 13 shortly after her father, former President Bill Clinton, took office in 1993.
Please leave Barron Trump out of 'jokes" & analyses. He’s a kid and private citizen and deserves to be left alone. Thank you. https://t.co/wDvfMo59vV
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) December 10, 2018