Barron Trump has been a mysterious figure in the White House. After all, his parents, Donald and Melania Trump, are usually the ones in the spotlight.
That’s too bad because it turns out that Barron Trump is a seriously fascinating figure. In fact, here are a few of the most interesting things you may not know about him!
He’s a teenager now
You may find it hard to believe, but Barron Trump is actually a teenager now. Most people probably remember him as a kid. As the youngest child of Donald Trump, he was just 10 years old when his father took office in 2017. Barron’s birthday is March 20, 2006, so he turned 13 in 2019.
Most children either deal with siblings or deal with being an only child. However, Barron Trump actually gets a little bit of both worlds. He is the only child of Donald and Melania Trump. Melania, though, is actually Donald Trump’s third wife.
In fact, Barron has four siblings from his father’s previous marriages. Those siblings (Tiffany Trump, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, and Donald Trump Jr.) are all significantly older than Barron is. In fact, Barron is 29 years younger than his oldest sibling Donald Trump Jr.
He’s Taller Than His Father
If learning that Barron Trump is 13 already surprises you, get ready for a real shock. He’s already taller than his father. This may not seem like a big deal, but remember: Donald Trump is 6 feet 3 inches tall.
Check out this photo of Barron walking with his parents in August 2019. He’s taller than both of them, and Melania (5’11”) is wearing heels!
Barron Trump is 13 and he's taller than his 6ft 2 father. Does the US government have some kind of special growth formula because this is crazy pic.twitter.com/miznm0bWTh
— Jahan Sahni (@JustJahansTake) August 19, 2019
He’s fluent in Slovenian
Barron’s parents and older siblings are well-known for their international travel. It turns out Barron may be ready to be a world traveler as well because he is fluent in multiple languages!
In addition to English, Barron is fully fluent in Slovenian. This is the language of his mother and grandparents. The latter lived very close to Barron before he moved into the White House.
Melania has also said that Barron was working on speaking French. To hear her tell it, Barron is going to be a real master of languages the older he gets.
Like Father, Like Son
Donald Trump has many children. And despite the name “Donald Trump Jr.” being taken, it looks like Barron may be the one who is most like his dad.
Melania goes so far as to call him “Little Donald” as a nickname. This is due to many factors, including Barron’s love of golfing and his tendency to power talk just like his dad. According to the Trump’s former butler Anthony Senecal, when Barron was just two years old, he said, “Tony! Sit down! We need to talk!” This could be a future boardroom leader in the making!
A Historic First Boy
We tend to refer to the family of presidents with the title “first.” Melania Trump, for instance, is the “first lady.” But did you know that Barron is a rather historic “first boy?”
He is actually the first “first boy” to live in The White House in 54 years. The last one to grace those particular halls was JFK Jr. back in 1961-63.
How does that happen? Exactly like you’d expect: since Kennedy, the only presidential children kicking it in the White House have been daughters.
He Has 100 White House Staffers
In some ways, moving to the White House wasn’t too much of a culture shock for Donald Trump. After all, he had an army of servants back home, and now he has an army of assistants and other staffers to help him serve as president.
Barron Trump receives much the same treatment as dear old dad. Like the rest of his family, he has 100 White House staffers on standby to provide anything he needs. Basically, he’s living the kind of life that Richie Rich could only dream of!
Donald Trump has said Barron is a “natural athlete.” And Barron has gone on to become quite the golfer, just like his dad. On top of that, he is a solid soccer player. He has played a pickup game with D.C. United and joined up with their development academy. But it’s not all sports for Barron. Like most kids, he enjoys playing with Legos.
Outside of his hobbies, Barron spending his time at school. He attends St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. You think college is expensive? This swanky private school costs $40,000 a year!
Appeared on ‘Oprah’ and ‘The Apprentice’
It’s easy to think of Barron Trump’s fame as a relatively recent thing. After all, many of us had never heard of him until Donald Trump began his presidential campaign.
But Barron actually made his television debut when he was an infant on the Oprah show, back in 2006. His next foray into TV fame was when Donald Trump was the host of The Apprentice. He had Barron appear on the program in 2014 when Barron was 8 years old.
Since then, Barron hasn’t exactly rushed to get himself in front of cameras. Then again, as the son of the most powerful man in the world, he doesn’t need to make much effort to make the news!