Following Donald Trump’s rise, his opponents criticised his youngest son on everything from his haircut to his clothing, inspiring an onslaught of memes and routine comparisons to Joffrey Baratheon, the cruel and entitled heir of King Robert in Game of Thrones.
Rosie O’Donnell caused controversy after she tweeted out a video suggesting the 10-year-old was autistic.
She tweeted: “Barron Trump autistic? If so — what an amazing opportunity to bring attention to the AUTISM epidemic.”
Melania responded by taking legal action, with her lawyer arguing O’Donnell’s sharing of the video made the bullying of the young Trump even worse.
The move forced O’Donnell to issue an immediate apology.
We don’t know much about Barron, other than that he speaks Slovene and is the only child of the President and First Lady.
Speaking to George Stephanopoulos in 2016, Melania said she wants to keep him out of the spotlight to ensure his childhood is as “balanced” and “normal” as it can be.