A statement was released Tuesday by the White House, asking for privacy for President Donald Trump’s children.
The brief statement read, "It is a longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight. The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.”
After the inauguration, cruel remarks were made toward President Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron — including one by “Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich, who mocked the child with a cruel tweet.
The “SNL” writer has since been suspended for the tweet, and later deleted all of her Twitter posts except for an apology, writing, “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry.”
I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions & offensive words. It was inexcusable & I'm so sorry.— Katie Rich (@katiemaryrich) January 23, 2017
Monica Lewinsky came to the defense of the First Child by tweeting, "All children need to be protected from bullying + mockery. (incl #barrontrump). let’s be better than this.”
Chelsea Clinton responded to the cyberbullies by saying, "Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does - to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids."
Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) January 22, 2017