At the State of the Union address on Tuesday night, 12-year-old Preston Sharp joined Melania Trump as her special guest.
Sharp was invited to President Trump's inaugural State of the Union address Tuesday because of his remarkable campaign. Sharp works to raise money for American flags and flowers that can be laid at the graves of fallen service personnel.
The White House wanted to celebrate the way that Sharp honors Veterans. That should have been respected, but one person couldn't help but make it joke.
Former "Saturday Night Live" and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" comedian Zack Bornstein made an insensitive joke. In a since-deleted tweet, he joked that Melania Trump’s special guest, 12-year-old Preston Sharp, had been “recast as Barron," reported People.
He wrote, "Whoever they recast as Barron is not believable."
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton came to the defense of President Trump’s 11-year-old son.
She tweeted, “Whatever our politics, I hope we can agree to both leave 11-year old private citizen Barron Trump alone and celebrate 12-year old Preston Sharp for his work to honor the graves of every military veteran."
Clinton also linked to a GoFundMe page highlighting Sharp’s work honoring veterans at military cemeteries.
This isn’t the first time Clinton has come to Barron's defense. In the days after Trump's inauguration in January, she defended Barron against his Twitter trolls.
At the time she wrote, “Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does—to be a kid.”
In August, she came to his defense again. She called out The Daily Caller, which wrote a story ridiculing the 11-year-old's fashion choices.
“It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves,” she tweeted in response.
First Lady Melania Trump thanked Clinton in a tweet at the time. She wrote, “Thank you @ChelseaClinton—so important to support all of our children in being themselves! #StopChildhoodBullying.”
After Clinton defended Barron after the State of the Union, Donald Trump Jr. responded to her kind tweet about his youngest brother.
He wrote, "On this we agree. Thank you."
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