Chelsea Clinton says Barron Trump shouldn’t be used as a political prop. Unless, of course, she’s doing it.
Clinton posted a statement on Twitter and Facebook that defended Barron’s right to just be a kid and not be bullied by anti-Trumpers.
The 10-year-old son of President Donald Trump has been mocked by thugs who suggested he’s autistic. One SNL writer even said Barron would be “the country’s first homeschool shooter.”
In a social media post, former first daughter Chelsea wrote: “Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing POTUS policies that hurt kids.”
Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 22, 2017
While many applauded Clinton for seemingly defending Barron, others wondered why Chelsea had to ruin the nice gesture by taking a swipe at President Trump in the same breath.
Witch! You pretend to care for Barron and in the same tweet use him as a prop to attack DT? Mezvinsky=criminal
— Mick Russom (@mickrussom) January 23, 2017
Should have let the comment about Barron stand on its own & tweeted separately about his father. No props due to you,
— Pat (@danu728) January 23, 2017
you using his name to make a political statement is disgusting, but I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree
— TheHardFactsMaster (@HardFactsMaster) January 22, 2017
One Twitter user slammed Chelsea for implying that Trump’s policies “hurt kids,” and wanted to know what she meant by that dig.
After all, Trump has only been in office 3 days, and he hasn’t enacted any children-related policies yet.
she implied trump has policies that could hurt barron. I don't agree with that.
— Charles Nolen (@013e83b1f3694a0) January 22, 2017
Other Twitter users said when talking about “policies that hurt kids,” the Clintons and their crooked, money-laundering Clinton Foundation take the cake.
— Kwk Media (@KwkMedia) January 16, 2017
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