During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, former spokesperson to President Donald Trump, Katrina Pierson, accused famous liberals and reporters of violently threatening Barron Trump, the president’s youngest son.
The discussion was about the attacks on Ivanka, who serves in the West Wing as a senior aide to the president.
“Barron Trump is a minor child and they do criticize him as well,” Pierson insisted. “I’m not talking about your random trolls on the internet, I’m not talking about your sideways bloggers or anyone on the fringe. I’m talking about mainstream reporters, mainstream Hollywood actors and actresses who advocate violence against this family.”
Raw Story wrote about the Fox segment highlighting Pierson’s struggle to give examples of such “violence” against the children, particularly the youngest son Barron. When the site posted the segment, Pierson retweeted it, claiming it was “#FakeNews” citing a BBC report and instructing Raw Story to google for information.
“So stupid! A simple google search goes a long way. //www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41007191 … #FakeNews,” Pierson tweeted.
— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) March 4, 2018
Upon reading the BBC report she cited, it was revealed the attacks on Barron Trump came from a conservative site and those that were defending him were liberals, including the daughter of the president’s former opponent Chelsea Clinton.
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
Trump critic Kurt Eichenwald similarly defended the younger Trump.
Jesus, they’re even inhuman 2 their own. @Ford_Springer of conserv @dailycaller slams Barron Trump 4 his clothes. FORD! Kids are OFF LIMITS!
— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) August 22, 2017
The BBC report was citing a Daily Caller article that attacked the teen for his completely normal clothing choices of khakis and t-shirts.
Pierson was quickly mocked by those on Twitter that did click the link and read it.
I would normally never pay any attention to you but I’m fascinated. Are you really using this BBC article in which it is reported the Daily Caller reporter criticized Barron to prove your baseless assertion that media “attacks” him? That is some kind of odd cognitive dissonance.
— Sadie Renander (@SadieInProgress) March 4, 2018
Chelsea Clinton defending Barron after attacks by a conservative website.
— imleftcoast (@imleftcoast) March 4, 2018
the article you linked to says it was a conservative website that criticized how Barron was dressed …
— John Pease (@recoveredcynic) March 4, 2018
Barron Trump, unlike most of his half-siblings, is not an employee of the White House, nor has he inserted himself in any way into the campaign or politics in general. Past White House children came under attacks from the right as well. Chelsea Clinton was attacked mercilessly as she went through puberty and her awkward teen years while under the microscope of the media. Former President George W. Bush’s daughters also drew criticism while partying through college. Similarly, President Barack Obama’s two daughters were frequently attacked for rolling their eyes at their father’s “dad jokes” and for what they wore to official White House functions.