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Melania Trump and Chelsea Clinton fire back at critics of Barron’s casual style

Donald Trump, wife Melania, children Don Jr., Barron, Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering oath
Donald Trump, wife Melania, children Don Jr., Barron, Ivanka, Eric, and Tiffany, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering oath

It turns out that Melania Trump and Chelsea Clinton have something in common — they both think an 11-year-old’s clothing choices are off limits to the media.

After conservative site The Daily Caller ran an op-ed targeting Barron Trump’s casual clothing choices, Clinton sent out a tweet that implored the public to leave him alone.

On Tuesday evening, the first lady responded with a tweet that expressed her appreciation for Clinton’s defense of her son. Melania has made stopping cyberbullying one of her top causes as first lady.

Barron is semi-frequently photographed walking across the White House’s South Lawn with his family as they return from trips around the country. He’s usually seen in a shirt from J. Crew’s kid’s line, and he has even been pictured with a fidget spinner and a backpack.

The op-ed that started it all, titled “It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House,” took issue with that. It reads: “His dad is always looking dapper and his mom has become a worldwide fashion icon since becoming first lady. The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public.”

Many have defended Barron in the controversy that followed, saying that he’s just a kid being a kid.

As for Melania, some have criticized the first lady for wearing expensive designer clothing. In May, she was photographed in Italy wearing a $51,000 Gucci coat, which Business Insider noted cost more than most Americans make in a year.