White House to press: Lay off Trump's youngest son

White House to press: Lay off Trump's youngest son
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The White House on Tuesday urged the media to let President TrumpDonald John TrumpWSJ: Trump ignored advice to confront Putin over indictments Trump hotel charging Sean Spicer ,000 as book party venue Bernie Sanders: Trump 'so tough' on child separations but not on Putin MORE's youngest child "grow up outside of the political spotlight."

One day after a "Saturday Night Live" writer was suspended for tweeting a joke about Trump's 10-year-old son, the White House statement appealed to the "longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight."

"The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter." 

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SNL writer Katie Rich on Friday tweeted a joke mocking 10-year-old Barron Trump during the president's inauguration.

Rich issued an apology Monday, saying she regretted her "actions & offensive words" and calling her behavior "inexcusable." She was suspended Monday as well.

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton on Monday came to Barron's defense, saying he "deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid."
 
"Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids," she said in a tweet.
 
Barron and his mother, Melania Trump, will live in New York City until he ends his school year.