Barron Trump is facing backlash after he snapped a photo of Marine One on the White House lawn (video below).
In a Fox News clip that has gone viral, Barron Trump, the 11-year-old son of President Donald Trump, can be seen walking with his parents on the White House lawn following a flight on Marine One. Suddenly, the first son turns around and points his phone at the helicopter to take a photo.
The video garnered a variety of reactions from viewers. Some said they felt “bad” for the president’s youngest son, while others felt that Barron was simply being a kid and doesn’t deserve the criticism.
“Look, he a young man trying to live in a world of wonderment,” one reader wrote on the Mad World News Facebook page. “We owe it to this young man even though his life is not normal to let him grow and think for himself. While I do not like Donald, I do like kids and his life is vastly different than those around his school mates. At least let us afford him normalcy of what we give to other children.”
“I think all the news media should not be allowed to take pictures of anything the President and his family and Vice President and his family are doing,” another user wrote. “They attack everything, even innocent things like this. I am getting sick of reading it and seeing it on fb every time something is said or done. So ridiculous.”
“He is a child,” another reader added. “Why does the press dissect every move the boy takes. Are they really desperate for news to attack our President that they think attacking an 11 year old child is acceptable also. If he was there child I bet they would think differently.”
While the incident became a popular topic of discussion on social media, the president celebrated a series of GOP wins in special elections in Georgia and South Carolina.
According to Daily Mail, Trump tweeted his support of Republican Karen Handel, who defeated Democrat Jon Ossoff in Georgia’s special congressional election.
“Congratulations to Karen Handel on her big win in Georgia 6th,” the president posted on Twitter. “Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you!”
“Huge win!” one Daily Mail reader commented after Handel’s victory was announced. “Trump has led the way to a brand new America! People aren’t falling for the forever fake news and all the Russia blame game. None of these liberal antics worked during the election and they sure aren’t working now! MAGA!”
Trump also spent time criticizing the media on Twitter.
“Well, the Special Elections are over and those that want to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN are 5 and O! All the Fake News, all the money spent = 0,” he wrote.
Sources: Mad World News/Facebook, Daily Mail / Featured Image: U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Screenshot via TEN_GOP/Twitter, Daily Mail