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Barron Trump will serve as a Florida delegate at the GOP convention

  

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Via:  hallux  •  2 weeks ago  •  17 comments

By:   Jeongyoon Han - NPR

Barron Trump will serve as a Florida delegate at the GOP convention

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Barron Trump, the youngest of the former president's children, will make his political debut this summer as a delegate at the Republican National Convention.

His name appears on a list of Florida delegates — along with other members of the Trump family — at the GOP convention in Milwaukee in July. The list, released Wednesday, also includes Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and his fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Tiffany Trump and her husband, Michael Boulos.

"Barron is very interested in our nation's political process," according to a source familiar with the selection.

The former president's older children have played key roles in Trump's political career and helped him manage his businesses. But he and former first lady Melania Trump have kept Barron, who turned 18 in March, out of the spotlight — until now.




Julian Zelizer, a professor of political history at Princeton University, said while there are notable examples of political family dynasties — such as the Bush and Kennedy clans — those families started in politics, and not in business as the Trumps have.

"The Trump family might be trying to position themselves as the next dynasty," said Zelizer, who noted both Eric and Don Jr.'s involvement and interest in politics.

According to Zelizer, Barron's selection as a delegate is "symbolic." But he said it serves as a sign that the Trump family intends to stick around in politics and further reinforce their political home base in Florida, where the patriarch holds many of his meetings at Mar-a-Lago.

"It signals that they have their eye on the future, that this was not just a one-shot deal," Zelizer said. "Will there be more Trumps in politics? ... This just adds to that speculation."

Barron Trump has been largely out of the public eye until recently, when Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing Trump's hush money payment trial in New York, announced that the court will not sit on May 17 so that Trump could attend his son's high school graduation ceremony. That is also the same day that the former president is slated to deliver the keynote address for the Minnesota Republican Party's annual Lincoln Reagan dinner,   per reporting from radio station KFGO.


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Hallux
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1  seeder  Hallux    2 weeks ago

Year of the acorn ... Let's Go Barron! /s

 
 
 
MrFrost
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2  MrFrost    2 weeks ago

He's a corrupt POS like is worthless father, (whoever that is). 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  MrFrost @2    2 weeks ago

That’s a perfectly rational comment about an 18 year old,

 
 
 
George
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2.1.1  George  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1    2 weeks ago

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Hallux
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2.1.2  seeder  Hallux  replied to  George @2.1.1    2 weeks ago

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MrFrost
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2.1.3  MrFrost  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1    2 weeks ago

That’s a perfectly rational comment about an 18 year old,

Obama's kids were much younger when the right wing was calling them apes and monkeys. 

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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2.1.4  Sean Treacy  replied to  MrFrost @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

Even if that were true, what does that have to do with you attacking a kid in high school?

 
 
 
George
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2.1.5  George  replied to  MrFrost @2.1.3    2 weeks ago

Are you saying you are no better than the racists that called Obama’s kids apes and monkeys? 

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.6  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  MrFrost @2.1.3    2 weeks ago
Obama's kids were much younger when the right wing was calling them apes and monkeys. 


Are you taking payback upon yourself?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.1.7  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Sean Treacy @2.1.4    2 weeks ago

Perhaps Frosty remembers the fun had with Nick Sandmann and his smirk against that sweet Native American and the peace drum.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.2  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  MrFrost @2    2 weeks ago
He's a corrupt POS like is worthless father

What dishonesty are you aware of?

 
 
 
devangelical
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3  devangelical    2 weeks ago

I could see the trump family becoming like the kennedy family, given the right set of circumstances...

 
 
 
JohnRussell
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4  JohnRussell    2 weeks ago

Poor kid is being introduced to the dark side before he's even out of high school. 

 
 
 
Hal A. Lujah
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5  Hal A. Lujah    2 weeks ago

Conflict of interest, perhaps?  I guess that doesn’t matter if you’re a Trump though.

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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5.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Hal A. Lujah @5    2 weeks ago

Try again.   

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
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6  Trout Giggles    2 weeks ago
Judge Juan Merchan, who is overseeing Trump's hush money payment trial in New York, announced that the court will not sit on May 17 so that Trump could attend his son's high school graduation ceremony. That is also the same day that the former president is slated to deliver the keynote address for the Minnesota Republican Party's annual Lincoln Reagan dinner, 

Is trmp going to clone himself so he can be in 2 places at the same time?

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
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6.1  Sean Treacy  replied to  Trout Giggles @6    2 weeks ago

Or he could just fly in an airplane. Seems easier.

 
 

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