Barron Trump Is Officially Joining His Famous Father and Siblings in the Political Realm

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Latest News: Barron Trump Selected as Florida Delegate

Barron Trump is following his father, former President Donald Trump, into the political arena. Less than four months after his 18th birthday in March, Barron will serve as an at-large delegate for the state of Florida at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee this July. A campaign representative confirmed to ABC News that Barron is on the delegation roster, adding he is “very interested in our nation’s political process.”

Barron won’t be the only Trump child to participate at the RNC. His older brothers, Eric and Donald Jr., as well as his sister Tiffany will also serve as at-large delegates. Their father is aiming to return to the White House, having previously served in the office from 2017 to 2021. In March, Donald became the presumptive Republican nominee for president for a third straight general election cycle by earning a majority of delegates during the still ongoing primary season.

Prior to making his political debut, Barron is slated to graduate high school from the Oxbridge Academy on May 17. The former president recently received a judge’s permission to attend the ceremony amid his ongoing criminal trial in New York.

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Who Is Barron Trump?

Barron Trump is the only child of former First Lady Melania Trump and former President Donald Trump. While his dad was in office, from 2017 to 2021, Barron was the only one of the president’s five children to reside in the White House. Although Barron has occasionally appeared beside his father, he largely stayed out of the public eye in his youth.

Quick Facts

FULL NAME: Barron William Trump
BORN: March 20, 2006
BIRTHPLACE: New York, New York
PARENTS: Donald Trump and Melania Trump
SIBLINGS: Donald Jr., Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany

Parents, Half-Siblings, and Other Family

Barron William Trump was born on March 20, 2006, in New York City. His parents are former President Donald Trump, who first gained fame as a real estate mogul, and former First Lady Melania Trump, who was previously a model.

As the youngest of the former president’s five children from his three marriages, Barron has four half-siblings: Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric, and, Tiffany. However, he was effectively raised as an only child because he is between 13 and 29 years younger than his siblings. Although he and Tiffany could have shared part of their childhoods, she was raised in the Los Angeles area after her mother, Marla Maples, and Donald Sr. divorced in 1999.

Barron became an uncle while himself still a baby. He has four nieces: Kai Trump, who is just one year his junior; Arabella Kushner; Chloe Trump; and Carolina Trump. Barron additionally has six nephews: Donald Trump III, Tristan Trump, Spencer Trump, Joseph Kushner, Theodore Kushner, and Eric Trump.

Early Life

Growing up, Barron learned to speak English and Slovene, the language of his mother’s home country, Slovenia. He is fluent in both tongues and also speaks French.

Barron was raised inside his father’s New York City high-rise Trump Tower, where he had an entire floor to himself. Accordingly, Barron has always known a life of luxury. In an interview with Parenting, Melania revealed Barron really liked planes and helicopters when he was little and that, as a hands-on mom, she cooked his breakfast and prepared his lunches. She also believed in encouraging his creativity—even when he would draw on the walls. “His imagination is growing and important,” she said. “If he draws on the walls in his playroom, we can paint it over.”

Although it’s unclear if he’ll follow his family into the real estate business, Barron did like to build cities and airports using Lego bricks and Magna Tiles growing up. He also has his own aesthetic. “He likes clean and white,” Melania told Parenting. “He builds big projects. He has a big imagination, and it’s very impressive. He loves to build something and tear it down and build something else. He is very detailed at drawing. We travel often, and he remembers everything he sees.”

Melania also told the magazine she calls Barron ‘Little Donald’ because his personality is so similar to that of his father. “He is a very strong-minded, very special, smart boy. He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants,” she said.

She also noted that Barron spent a lot quality time with his father, mostly at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, where they played golf, ate dinner together, and enjoyed family time.

Living at the White House

Donald Trump’s election to the U.S. presidency in 2016 brought a new level of exposure to the family, already well-known for Donald’s real estate holdings, reality TV series, and other business ventures. But Barron didn’t immediate follow his father to Washington D.C. after the inauguration. Instead, the boy stayed at Trump Tower with his mother for almost the first five months of his father’s presidency in order to finish his studies at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on the Upper West Side. He and his mother moved into the White House on June 11, 2017, and Barron began attending St. Andrew’s Episcopal, a prep school in Maryland.

Barron became the first son of a president to reside in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1963. Although he stayed out of the spotlight for the most part, he did turn up for some of the White House’s holiday-themed events in 2017, including the annual Easter Egg Roll in April, where he joined his parents in signing cards for members of the American Armed Forces. He also supported his father’s pardoning of the turkeys before Thanksgiving and, soon after, stepped out with his mom on the North Portico to receive the official Christmas tree from Wisconsin, which went up on display in the White House’s Blue Room.

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Barron Trump was at his father’s side for the presidential turkey pardoning in November 2017.Getty Images

On October 14, 2020, Melania confirmed that, like her and Donald, Barron tested positive for COVID-19. Although Barron initially tested negative, the first lady revealed that her “fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive.” Melania continued: “Luckily he is a strong teenager and exhibited no symptoms. In one way, I was glad the three of us went through this at the same time so we could take care of one another and spend time together. He has since tested negative.”

High School and Life After the White House

After leaving the White House in 2021, Barron moved with his mother and father to Mar-a-Lago. In August 2021, it was announced that Barron had enrolled in private school at the Oxbridge Academy in Palm Beach, Florida, as part of the class of 2024.

According to People, Barron hasn’t decided where he will attend college. However, a source said it is possible that his mother Melania “will follow him wherever he goes to school.”

Barron’s 18th birthday in March 2024 led to debate about how the media should cover him now that he is a legal adult. However, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, has defended Barron, saying he has a right to privacy. “I think he’s a private citizen. I feel so strongly that if you are a private citizen, you have an unimpeachable right to privacy, and I think the media should leave him alone,” she said.

He plans to serve as an at-large delegate for the state of Florida at the Republican National Convention in July 2024.

How Tall Is Barron Trump?

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At 6-foot-7, Barron Trump is significantly taller than his parents.Getty Images

Barron towers over both of his famous parents and, according to his father, stands at 6 feet, 7 inches tall.

Donald has attributed Barron’s impressive frame to all the food his late grandmother Amalija Knavs cooked for him. He has also remarked about Barron’s potential future in sports. “I said you’re gonna be a basketball player. He said, ‘Well, I like soccer, dad, actually,’” he said at a 2024 campaign event. “I thought... at your height, I like basketball better, but you can’t talk them into everything.”

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