Quiet Melania Trump Fights Back Against Insults on Baron
While the public had constantly viewed First Lady Melania Trump as quiet and reserved, Melania broke her silence as she fought back against the Food Network host, John Henson, who had insulted her son, Barron.
In a statement from Melania’s spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham expressed the First Lady’s contempt against Henson. “Sadly, we continue to see inappropriate and insensitive comments about the President’s son,” Grisham said. She continued, “As with every other administration, a minor child should be off-limits and allowed to grow up with no judgment or hate from strangers and the media.”
The exchange happened when Henson mocked Barron in a now-deleted post during father’s day, “I hope Barron gets to spend today with whoever his dad is.” Unfortunately, the host also had two children of his own, a son and a daughter.
After a massive backlash, Henson defended himself, claiming that he did not deliberately put Barron in harm and that the joke was meant for his dad, President Donald Trump. He also tried to make amends by saying that, “Although I respect your right to take issue with it.”
With respect, I think you dissecting it is the issue. The joke was aimed at Trump and the mere mention of Barron’s name doesn’t mean it’s at his expense.— John Henson (@John_Henson) June 21, 2020
Although I respect your right to take issue with it.
Despite Melania’s strong efforts to protect her son from such insults, Barron is still constantly subjected to mocks and insults from Hollywood hotshots. For example, in 2018, actor Peter Fonda suggested in a tweet that the presidential son should be “ripped” from her “mother’s arms.” Fonda also claimed that Barron should be placed in a “cage” filled with pedophiles to see if Melania would stand up for her son. As a response, Melania immediately notified the Secret Service to take down the post. Grisham also described Fonda’s social media post as “sick” and “irresponsible.”
Then, late last year, Barron was also mocked during the 15th annual Black List survey when they announced that 250 film executives chose ten unproduced scripts. One of the screenplays included a fictional scenario in which Barron would sabotage his own father’s 2016 campaign in fear of Trump’s “devastating” impact, not just on his “personal life” but even to the nation and “the world at large.”
Barron was also shocked when he saw comedian Kathy Griffin, holding Trump’s severed head in 2017, and that the presidential son screamed after seeing the horrible photo. Griffin’s photo-op massively backfired, as she lost several gigs due to her violent photo.
However, even the First last was not immune to criticisms. In a new book, “The Art of Her Deal,” Washington Post journalist Mary Jordan alleged the First Lady of negotiating her prenup agreement before she moved into the White House.
Then in an episode of “The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert,” actress Laura Benanti impersonated the First Lady as she trashed and ripped the entire Trump administration. Making fun of the recently concluded Tulsa Rally, and comparing it to Trump’s performance in the bedroom, Benanti made fun of Melania, as well as mocking the First Lady’s awkward smile.