The Surprisingly Traumatic Life of Barron Trump

While nobody wishes the kid ill will, most people would agree that it’s hard to sympathize with Barron Trump. This is somebody born with a silver spoon in his mouth whose father went on to become President of the United States. That makes him like a real-life Richie Rich with some of the biggest political connections in the entire world.

However, it’s worth remembering that beneath the famous name and all that family power is a young man trying to live a normal life. He’s had more than a few challenges ranging from the emotional distance from his father to a murderous stalker. Ready to see how weird things can really get despite the silver spoon? Keep reading to discover the surprisingly traumatic life of Barron Trump!

Emotional distance from dad

Barron Trump’s parents are still together, which is more than many young men throughout the country can say. However, that doesn’t mean that he has a great relationship with both of them. The more you look into his life, the more you’ll discover that he seemingly grew up with a father who was physically and emotionally distant.

As reported by Crooks and Liars, Michael Wolff (the journalist who wrote Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House) claims that “[Donald] doesn’t get along with his son [Barron], he doesn’t communicate with his son, he doesn’t — his son is effectively not at all a part of his life, even though he lives with him”

Trump’s defenders might say Wolff simply made this up. However, as People reports, Trump himself told Howard Stern in 2005 (the same year he married Melania) that “I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park.” Overall, it sounds like Barron has grown up with a father who is largely checked out of fatherhood. 

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Questions about whether Donald Trump is his real dad

Over the years, some people have publicly made jokes about whether Donald Trump is even Barron’s real dad or not. The comedian John Henson did this before on Twitter, and it resulted in Melania’s Chief of Staff issuing a statement (as reported by People) about how sad it is that “we continue to see inappropriate and insensitive comments about the president’s son.”

Unfortunately, Donald Trump ended up making this speculation about Barron’s paternity much worse. As Newsweek reports, Trump said in 2019 “that’s how the First Lady got involved. She’s got a son — together — that is a — a beautiful young man.” The phrasing made it sound like he thought of Barron as only Melania’s son. 

One year later, Trump (as reported by Express) said, “Ivanka is here, and my sons, and my whole family. And that includes Barron. He’s up there, he’s a young boy.” This could be (and most likely is) the result of speaking off the cuff, but Donald Trump repeatedly making it sound like Barron isn’t his son probably isn’t doing much for the kid’s mental health or overall happiness.

Dealing with a murderous stalker

If you still don’t think that Barron Trump has ever had to deal with any real problems, this might change your mind. According to The New York Post, Barron had to deal with a dangerous stalker after the family moved to Florida. The woman’s name is Tracy Marie Fiorenza, and she sent utterly unhinged emails to Barron’s headmaster that made claims such as “I will shoot Donald Trump Sr AND Barron Trump straight in the face at any opportunity I get!” and “I am going to slam a bullet in Baron (sic) Trump’s head with his father IN SELF DEFENSE!”

At one point, this would-be assassin even showed up at Barron’s school trying to find him, and she might very well have made good on her threats if she did. Fortunately, the police arrested the woman before she could cause any harm. Still, this incident proves that as much as Barron’s wealth and fame have made his life easier, they have also made him a target in the eyes of his father’s political enemies.

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Fallout from the Stormy Daniels drama

For the most part, Donald and Melania Trump have tried to shield Barron from their own drama. However, there is one drama that the kid just can’t avoid, and that’s all of the salacious allegations that have come out about his father and the porn star Stormy Daniels.

The allegations include some wild details like Donald Trump having an affair with a porn star pretty much right after Barron was born. Between the crazy details coming out in the press and how much this news has been negatively affecting Melania (who Barron remains very close to), it’s easy to see why this has been a constant drag on the child’s spirits. Throw in the fact that the Stormy Daniels business is just one element of Donald Trump’s ongoing legal drama and it looks like things are likely to remain stressful for Barron for the foreseeable future.