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Chelsea Clinton Defends Barron Trump (Photos)

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Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton is defending first son Barron Trump after he was criticized by an entertainment reporter.

It all started when Barron, 11, was photographed with his parents as they boarded Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport on Aug. 20, as summarized by The Inquisitr.

They were returning to the White House following President Donald Trump's "working vacation" at his golf resort in Bedminster, New Jersey.

In the photo, it was Barron's T-shirt that caught the public's attention. The red shirt, depicting a shark and the words, “On your mark, tiger shark!” created an instant buzz on social media.

But for Daily Caller writer Ford Springer, Barron's attire was simply too casual, reports the Daily Mail.

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In an article published on Aug. 21, Springer declared that "it's high time Barron Trump start dressing like he's in the White House."

Referring to the shark T-shirt photo, Springer said Barron looked like he was "hopping on Air Force One for a trip to the movie theatre" -- as opposed to his father and mother, who "traveled in their Sunday best."

He concluded: "The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public."

In response, Chelsea tweeted: "It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves."

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She also came to Barron's defense in January, when he was widely criticized for his apparent inability to pay attention during his father's inauguration, the Daily Mail reported.

The most punishing critique came from "Saturday Night Live" writer Katie Rich. "Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter," she joked.

Rich was suspended for her remark, after which she tweeted a response: "I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions and offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry."

Chelsea faced bullying herself while growing up in the White House in the late 1990s. For example, when she was 13, Rush Limbaugh compared her to a dog.

In her January message in defense of Barron, she proclaimed that he "deserves the chance every child does -- to be a kid."

Monica Lewinsky, who became famous for the scandal that resulted from her affair with former President Bill Clinton in the 1990s also raised her voice in defense of Barron.

She tweeted that "all children need to be protected from bullying + mockery," reported the Daily Mail. "There is a longstanding public tradition of leaving children of presidents who are minors -- under the age of 18 -- out of the press…. Children are rightfully given the benefit of privacy, even children of presidents."

Sources: Daily Mail (2), The Inquisitr (2) / Featured Image: Ted Eytan/Flickr / Embedded Images: AFP/Getty Images via Daily Mail, Chelsea Clinton/Twitter via Daily Mail

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