Donald Trump fiercely protects Barron
The idea that Donald and Barron Trump lead very different and very separate lives may make you think Donald Trump would be cold and distant to his son. In reality, he has been fiercely protective of Barron on multiple occasions.
The best (and most infamous) example of this occurred during the 2017 scandal with comedian Kathy Griffin. In an attempt to protest Donald Trump and his presidency, Griffin posted a photo in which she appeared to hold the severed head of Donald Trump.
This led to an almost instant backlash from all sides of the political aisle, and Griffin was fired from her regular New Year’s Eve hosting duties at CNN. However, Donald Trump also made a point to publicly scold her over this stunt.
Via Twitter, the elder Trump was direct and blunt: “Kathy Griffin should be ashamed of herself. My children, especially my 11-year-old son, Barron, are having a hard time with this. Sick!”
Griffin later quested how genuine his reaction was, especially in light of the GOP using this “sick” image in an advertisement (as reported by Deadline). But at the time, it was difficult for anyone to claim that Trump was not instantly and fiercely protective of Barron.
What Donald Trump’s body language reveals about his relationship with Barron
Between the speeches and press conferences and endless Tweets, we normally know exactly what is on Donald Trump’s mind at any time. However, he doesn’t talk that much about Barron. But according to experts, he may just be letting his body do the talking.
In June 2020, The Express published an analysis by body language expert Judi James. And much of this analysis focused on how Donald Trump posed with Barron in a variety of different photos.
According to James, early photos show that “Trump’s body language signals with his son Barron suggest he is a bit of a ‘Lion King’ papa, proudly presenting the boy to the world while hinting he is a chip off the old block.” As Barron got older, James concluded, “Once Barron grows taller and those ‘stabilizer’ hands come off, Trump appears to display confidence in his son by allowing him his body language independence.”
Now, body language analysis certainly has its share of skeptics. But it’s tough to look at these photos and deny that Donald Trump is anything but a proud papa.