Melania Trump's spokeswoman slams 'inappropriate and insensitive comments' about Barron Trump

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"I hope Barron gets to spend today with whoever his dad is," Henson, a regular critic of the president on social media, tweeted Sunday on Father's Day.

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"Sadly we continue to see inappropriate and insensitive comments about the President’s son [Barron Trump]," the former White House press secretary told The Hill in a statement Tuesday.

Henson's tweet also drew criticism on social media after going viral.


The Hill has reached out to the Food Network for comment.

Henson, a father of two, attempted to clarify his tweet to say he was not joking about Barron Trump, who is 14 years old.

The first lady has defended her son publicly before, including in December after Stanford Law professor Pamela Karlan referenced Barron Trump during House impeachment hearings.

“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 quipped before the House Judiciary Committee on Dec. 5.


The usually reserved Melania Trump took to Twitter to slam Karlan's remarks.

“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics,” she wrote. “Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.”

Karlan later apologized for her comments.