Melania Trump thanks Chelsea Clinton for defending Barron
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First lady Melania Trump thanked Chelsea Clinton on Tuesday after the former first daughter launched a plea to the media to keep Barron Trump out of negative coverage. 

"Thank you Chelsea Clinton — so important to support all of our children in being themselves!" Melania Trump wrote on Twitter.

Clinton, the only child of Bill and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRep. John Katko: Why I became the first Republican lawmaker to support impeachment Can we protect our country — from our rulers, and ourselves? For Joe Biden, an experienced foreign policy team MORE, defended President Trump's youngest son, arguing he should be left alone to be a child after the conservative Daily Caller criticized Barron for his casual dress while boarding Air Force One on Sunday.


"It's high time the media and everyone leave Barron Trump alone and let him have the private childhood he deserves," Clinton wrote. 

In a separate tweet hours later, Clinton posted another tweet shaming those who criticized Barron. 

"Barron is A KID. No child should be talked about in the below manner-in real life or online. And for an adult to do so? For shame," she tweeted. 

It wasn't the first time the former first daughter defended the president's youngest son. She also did so in January after social media users began criticizing Barron's appearance at his father's inauguration ceremony. 

"Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid," she tweeted at the time. "Standing up for every kid also means opposing POTUS policies that hurt kids."