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 Warren (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 Grisham called the comment “classless,” and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) told Karlan that the comment made her “look mean.”