Melania Trump has blasted a comedian for making ‘inappropriate and insensitive comments’ about her son after he tweeted that he hopes ‘Barron gets to spend today with whoever his dad is’.
John Henson, who brings his comedy to ABC’s ‘Wipeout,’ E!’s ‘Talk Soup’ and hosts Food Network’s ‘Halloween Baking Championship,’ made the remarks as President Donald Trump’s children four other children from two prior marriages wished him a happy Father’s Day via social media.
The First Lady responded to the stand-up comedian’s Twitter post on Tuesday via her spokesperson.
‘Sadly we continue to see inappropriate and insensitive comments about (President Donald Trump’s) son,’ Stephanie Grisham told The Daily Caller in a statement.
Stand-up comedian and Food Network host John Henson tweeted on Sunday, Father’s Day: ‘ I hope Barron gets to spend today with whoever his dad is’
Melania Trump responded in a statement on Tuesday saying that the family continues to see ‘inappropriate and insensitive’ comments about the teenager
In a rare response, Mrs Trump added via Grisham: ‘As with every other administration, a minor child should be off-limits and allowed to grow up with no judgment or hate from strangers and the media.’
Last week Henson tweeted about Trump’s son from his marriage with Ivana Trump, saying Eric’s ‘eyes are so far apart he has to turn his head to look at you’. Henson also said Eric ‘looks like an argument against “standardized testing”‘.
The last time Melania felt her 14-year-old boy was being publicly attacked was in December when law professor Pamela Karlan made a joke while testifying during the House impeachment hearings.
Some Twitter users called for the Food Network to fire Henson but others defended his humor.
Some social media user called on Food Network to fire Henson due to the tweet on Sunday
Others called for a boycott of the channel and one found issue with a ‘ veryracist’ joke Henson made about a white family singing
Another pointed out the similarity on Barron and Donald Trump’s facial features
On the other hand, some people tweeted that it was simply a joke and pointed out how other children in the White House have been the subject of public discussion
‘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 said in front of the House Judiciary Committee.
It provoked Melania to hit back directly on her own social media account.
‘A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics,’ she tweeted after hearing Barron’s name mentioned. ‘Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.’
Melania’s latest claim that Barron was a subject of ‘judgement or hate’ followed the release of a new book that says the former model and the president’s oldest daughter from his first marriage, have a strained relationship.
‘Melania has been overheard referring to Ivanka as ‘The Princess,’ Jordan writes.
Ivanka, when younger, called Melania ‘The Portrait’ because she spoke as often as one,’ The New York Times noted in its review of the ‘The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump,’ by Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan.
The White House denied the story.
Speaking via her spokesperson, the First Lady said all minors in the White House should be allowed to grow up with no judgment or hate from strangers’. They are pictured walking to Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in New Jersey on August 18, 2019
Melania’s comment came after a new book claimed she refused to move into the White House with Barron until she secured an agreement with Donald Trump that Barron would be treated as an equal with his half-siblings from the president’s two previous marriages
‘These allegations couldn’t be further from the truth and had the Washington Post or the publishers of this book fact-checked this with Ivanka’s office, they would know that,’ deputy press secretary Judd Deere said in a statement to DailyMail.com.
‘Hit pieces like these only serve to conjure non-existent palace-intrigue stories unworthy of the paper they’re printed on,’ he said.
And Melania’s office said Jordan, the author, did not reach out with a ‘full’ list of fact checking.
‘The stories and sources in this book are false. Neither the author nor the publisher reached out with a full list of fact checking – conveniently leaving the most ridiculous and salacious lies out on purpose, including these.
The First Lady’s Office chose not to participate in this book due to the author’s dishonest tactics,’ Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s chief of staff, told DailyMail.com in a statement.
‘The Art of Her Deal’ reveals how Melania Trump used her new-found leverage as First Lady to renegotiate her prenup, ensuring her son Barron would be treated the same as the president’s three eldest children from his marriage to Ivana Trump.
Only once that was settled did she move into the White House with her son in June 2017, five months after the inauguration.
In December Melania directly tweeted her opposition to people having Barron’s name in their mouths after lawyer Pamela Karlan joked at Trump’s impeachment proceedings: ‘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’