Melania Trump facing demands to condemn her husband after he invokes Barron’s name during rally tirade
During a Wednesday rally in Michigan, President Trump invoked the name of his 13-year-old son Barron while going on a diatribe against Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren.
“I could have Barron Trump go into Central Park and he’d get a crowd,” Trump said. “He’d get a bigger crowd,” than Warren.
Trump’s comments come after a wave of backlash recently erupted from Trump-supporters over an impeachment hearing witness invoking the name of Barron Trump during her testimony.
During her testimony, Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan said, “contrary to what President Trump has said, Article 2 does not give him the power to do anything he wants, and I’ll just give you one example that shows you the difference between him and a king, which is 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.”
The apparent hypocrisy wasn't lost on the folks of Twitter:
Hey @FLOTUS Melania, did you tell @realDonaldTrump to leave your son out of politics? Hey @GOP, any complaining? https://t.co/idIAg9bHWm— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin)1576765146.0
Hey Melania Trump said Barron could get a bigger crowd in NY than Elizabeth Warren So is he allow to use Barron… https://t.co/P69CX8pJls— Mayday Mindy🌊 (@Mayday Mindy🌊)1576764097.0
TRUMP hate rallying in Michigan tonight invoked his son BARRON as a political tool. Used him as a put down of Warre… https://t.co/oaEToTQiCb— Karen Myatt (@Karen Myatt)1576722402.0
Trump invokes his son, saying that Elizabeth Warren had a big crowd in New York but Barron Trump could go into Cent… https://t.co/uvDfF6WiaJ— Daniel Dale (@Daniel Dale)1576719454.0
Trump is a terrible human being. Where's GOP, FOX, Melania, Ivanka, evangelical conservatives or "Christians" conde… https://t.co/RgquNcsVFW— Charles Campisi (@Charles Campisi)1576776578.0
Trump at MI rally brings up son Barron & Warren crowd size "If crazy Pocahontas goes to the middle of Central Park… https://t.co/lRHBytxuUl— Karen Travers (@Karen Travers)1576720203.0
Donald and Melania have a strict rule: DON'T BRING THEIR SON BARRON INTO POLITICS Unless Donald needs to use him… https://t.co/GgipJAER88— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1576775769.0