Chelsea Clinton Defends Barron Trump's "Right to Be a Kid"

The 10-year-old has been the victim of online bullying.

Just a few days in to his new life as a child of the President, Barron Trump been offered support from someone who knows exactly what it's like to grow up in the White House.

On Sunday, former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton spoke out in defense of the 10-year-old after online trolls targeted him during the inauguration.

"Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does—to be a kid," Chelsea wrote in a Facebook post. "Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids," she added.

Barron and Melania Trump at the 2017 inauguration.

Chelsea's message comes after several cruel memes that criticized Barron's facial expression during the inauguration spread on social media over the weekend. According to The Telegraph, Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich tweeted, "Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter."

Rich's tweet was eventually deleted after it came under fire for being "disrespectful." Many have praised Clinton's decision to support Trump's family. Clinton's post has received over 105,000 likes since Sunday—and has been shared nearly 10,000 times.

"Thank you for showing everyone that it's important to stand up for all children, despite who they have as their parents," one Facebook user commented.

Another said, "Kids are off limits. Barron deserves to be left out of the fray. He didn't ask to be thrown into this kind of spotlight. Thank you, Chelsea. You went through it yourself, and it's not fair!"

Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton during his second term inauguration parade in 1997.

Multiple reports suggest Barron will stay in New York City until the end of the school year before his move to Washington D.C. When he does make the transition, he will be the first First Son since John F. Kennedy, Jr. to live at the White House.

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