Barron Trump Declines Offer to Be Delegate at Dad’s Nomination

Barron Trump, Donald Trump’s youngest son, will not be making his political debut at this summer’s Republican National Convention (RNC).

“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,” former first lady Melania Trump’s office said in a statement to the Daily Mail, which was first to report the news, on Friday.

The 18-year-old son of the former president was slated to serve as a delegate for the state at this year’s GOP presidential nomination convention in June. Barron would have joined his three other siblings — Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Tiffany Trump — who have been tapped to serve as delegates for their father.

Barron, the son of Donald and Melania Trump, was 10 when his father was elected president in 2016, but for the most part, has remained out of the political spotlight during Trump’s time in office. However, this hasn’t stop the former president from leveraging Barron during his ongoing hush-money trial in New York.

In April, Trump repeatedly claimed that Judge Juan Merchan had prohibited him from attending Barron’s high school graduation ceremony in May — telling reporters and lamenting on Truth Social how he had been barred from the event.

In reality, Merchan had not prevented Trump from attending his son’s graduation, and on April 30, Merchan ruled that the court would be excused on May 17 to allow the defendant to attend his son’s graduation.

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