Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter to defend Barron Trump, after internet trolls made fun of the 10-year-old.
Chelsea, who knows first-hand what it is like to reside in the White House and be thrust into the political spotlight as a child, wrote, “Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does – to be a kid.”
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Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 22, 2017
Clinton also used the platform to say that “Standing up for every kid, also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids.”
A writer for Saturday Night Live, Katie Rich, was suspended from the show after tweeting about Donald Trump’s son, according to Mashable. Rich had tweeted about the the 10-year-old – who will be the first son in the White House since JFK Jr. – “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.”
The offending tweet has since been removed from Twitter and Kate Rich issued an apology reading, “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions and offensive words. It was inexcusable and I’m so sorry.”
I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry.
— Katie Rich (@katiemaryrich) January 23, 2017