Trump invokes son Barron while attacking Warren at rally

President Trump during a Wednesday night rally invoked his 13-year-old son Barron Trump while attacking Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden VP race is highly fluid days before expected pick Senate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package MORE (D-Mass.). 

“I could have Barron Trump go into Central Park and he’d get a crowd,” Trump said at the rally in Battle Creek, Mich. "He’d get a bigger crowd,” than Warren. 

Trump attacked reports over Warren’s large crowd sizes and went on to tout the crowd sizes he’s had in recent weeks. 


The president's comments come after Republicans criticized a witness during the impeachment hearing for invoking Barron Trump during her testimony. 

Stanford Law School professor Pamela Karlan said, “contrary to what President Trump has said, Article 2 does not give him the power to do anything he wants, and I'll just give you one example that shows you the difference between him and a king, which is the Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron.” 

Karlan later apologized after backlash from critics, including First Lady Melania Trump who said Karlan “should be ashamed [of] using a child [for her] biased public pandering.”

White House Press Secretary Stephanie GrishamStephanie GrishamMelania Trump posts video of herself wearing mask during stop at women's center Melania Trump's spokeswoman slams 'inappropriate and insensitive comments' about Barron Trump Melania Trump is 'behind-the-scenes' but 'unbelievably influential': book MORE called the comment "classless," and Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzGaetz set to endorse primary opponent of fellow Florida GOP lawmaker The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Progress slow on coronavirus bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the Air Line Pilots Association - Biden VP possible next week; Meadows says relief talks 'miles apart' MORE (R-Fla.) told Karlan that the comment made her "look mean."