Barron Trump Turns Down Role as RNC Delegate

( – Barron Trump, the youngest son of former president Donald Trump, has turned down an opportunity to be included as part of the GOP’s Florida delegates to the Republican National Convention later this year.

The decision was relayed through the office of his mother, former first lady Melania Trump. In a statement, Melania Trump’s office said that while it was an honor to have been chosen as a delegate, Barron “regretfully declines to participate”. Melania’s office said that Barron had “prior commitments” that would not allow him to be part of the delegation.

The youngest Trump scion just turned 18 earlier this year, and is set to graduate from high school this month. His father is expected to attend his graduation ceremonies after Judge Juan Merchan, the presiding judge in the former chief executive’s “hush money” case in Manhattan gave permission for Trump to take a day off to attend Barron’s high school graduation.

When asked about his son’s inclusion as a delegate, the former commander-in-chief expressed support for the move, saying that he was “all for it.” While he mistakenly still referred to his son’s age as 17, Trump said that Barron was very capable of entering politics. Besides being a “great student”, Trump said that Barron would even offer good advice to him occasionally. “He does like politics,” the former president said of Barron.

Another of Trump’s children, Ivanka Trump, will also not be a part of the Florida delegation to the RNC, which is likely tied to her decision to take a step back from her father’s political affairs. Her husband, Jared Kushner, served as a senior adviser to the Trump administration from 2017 to 2021.

Trump’s other children however – Eric, Donald Jr., and Tiffany – will be part of the Florida GOP’s delegation to the national convention, which is scheduled to happen on July 15 to July 18 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event is also where Trump is anticipated to announce his pick for running mate in the upcoming election.

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