First lady Melania Trump is incensed after a Food Network star viciously attacked her 14-year-old son Barron Trump.
John Henson, who stars on ABC’s “Wipeout,” E!’s “Talk Soup” and hosts Food Network’s “Halloween Baking Championship,” responded to a message from President Donald Trump’s kids wishing him a Happy Father’s Day in the most rude fashion.
“I hope Barron gets to spend today with whoever his dad is,” the comedian said in a tweet on Sunday.
The first lady, who rarely responds to these types of posts, issued a response via her chief of staff and spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham.
“Sadly, we continue to see inappropriate and insensitive comments about the president’s son,” she said to The Washington Examiner.
“As with every other administration, a minor child should be off-limits and allowed to grow up with no judgment or hate from strangers and the media,” she said.
The media tends to keep the minor children of presidents off limits to criticism, but that does not apply to others.
The first lady posted on Twitter during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump when one witness used the name of their son Barron.
“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,” Pamela Karen said during the hearings.
“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics,” the first lady said in response to Karen.
“Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering and using a child to do I,” she said.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.</p>— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) <a href=”https://twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/1202344441924571136?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 4, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src=”https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″></script>
The first lady has been responding more recently, and last week she called a book by Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan that said Melania Trump put off moving to Washington from New York City in 2016 as she renegotiated a prenuptial agreement, a work of fiction.
“Yet another book about Mrs. Trump with false information and sources. This book belongs in the fiction genre,” Grisham said to The Washington Examiner.
Author Mary Jordan wrote in her forthcoming book, The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump, that the first lady used her delayed move to the White House “as leverage” for tweaking the agreement, which had not been overly generous toward the president’s wife, according to the Washington Post.
Jordan wrote Melania Trump used her time in New York without her husband “to amend her financial arrangement with Trump — what Melania referred to as ‘taking care of Barron.’”
Part of the agreement made sure Barron Trump, the first lady’s only child, would not be shut out of the family business.
“She wanted proof in writing that when it came to financial opportunities and inheritance, Barron would be treated as more of an equal to Trump’s oldest three children,” Jordan said.