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Barron Trump, 18, Exits Role as Florida RNC Convention Delegate After PR Avalanche: Will We Ever Hear His Voice?


Did Mom Melania put her foot down?

After Donald Trump announced his son, Barron, 18, would be a Florida delegate to the Repubican National Convention, the party is over.

Barron has dropped out.

Melania Trump’s office says: “While Barron is honored to have been chosen as a delegate by the Florida Republican Party, he regretfully declines to participate due to prior commitments.”

He has comic books to read, after all.

Putting Barron in the spotlight meant he was suddenly going to be the subject of much scrutiny. The scowling 6 foot 7 teenager’s voice has never been heard publicly. The idea of having reporters tracking him around the Milwaukee Convention Center was tantalizing.

Still unknown, seriously, is what Barron’s life will be like in public. His father has made it impossible for him to go anywhere without questions about Stormy Daniels, January 6th, and so on being shouted at him. He’s going to live a very cloistered life

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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