Trump says son Baron is happy, but 'not as happy as he could be' amid social distancing


President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE said on Saturday that his youngest son, Baron Trump, did not seem much bothered by the social distancing measures put in place by the White House amid the coronavirus outbreak, but noted that he would rather that things returned to normal. 

The president was asked about how Baron, 14, was doing during the pandemic during his daily White House press briefing on the coronavirus. 

"He's in his room, he's happy, but not as happy as he could be," Trump said. He also said that his son is a good athlete and likes to play soccer.


Schools and universities across the country, including Washington, D.C., have closed during the outbreak, opting for virtual learning.

Youth as well as professional sports have also been canceled since March, as the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued detailed social distancing guidelines and have banned large group gatherings.

Trump met electronically with the heads of the country's professional sports leagues on Saturday and said during the briefing that he wants the leagues, along with the rest of the U.S. economy, to restart as soon as possible. However, Trump balked when he was asked to give a specific date.