Fri. Jul 10th, 2020

‘Saturday Night Live’ Writer Suspended For Highly Inappropriate Tweet About 10-Year-Old Barron Trump

Being the child of a President is horrific and probably traumatizing in itself. Having known nearly a half-dozen of them, it is terrible to see them attacked.  The right wingers racially harassed the Obama girls, the Reagan kids were misquoted and George W. Bush’s twin girls were judged far too harshly.  Being the son of a monster like Trump is hard enough for a child, but the public and especially celebrities need to live this kid the hell alone. Stop speculating, stop judging. He didn’t ask for his father to become President of the United States. He certainly never asked to be born to a racist, bigoted rapist. None of it is his fault.
Newt Gingrich and right wing phony religious hypocrites made fun of Chelsea Clinton, who turned out to be a lovely young lady.  Hopefully Democrats and liberals will lay off this poor kid.  Fight his vile father, argue against his adult siblings who are mini-conmen and women. But Barron should be allowed to be a child. He can only be one once.

 U.S. President Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk along Pennsylvania Avenue during the inaugural parade in Washington

Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich has been suspended indefinitely from her job at the NBC show after she posted a controversial tweet about President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron.


During the real estate mogul’s inauguration ceremony on Friday, January 20, Rich tweeted that “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” The off-color post drew intense backlash on social media, causing the comedian to delete the tweet and deactivate her account.

Rich reinstated her account on Monday, January 23, and apologized for taking a shot at the child. “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions and offensive words,” she wrote. “It was inexcusable & I’m so sorry.” NBC did not comment to the Associated Press, but Rich’s name did not appear in the closing credits of SNL on Saturday, January 21.


Many people, including former first daughter Chelsea Clinton, came to Barron’s defense and argued that children of politicians should be off-limits. “Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid,” the 36-year-old daughter of former president Bill Clinton and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton tweeted on Sunday. “Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids.”


Yes, naysayers point out that Barron’s father harasses people and is a Twitter-thug and cyberbully.  I ask, when you were 10-years-old, could you control your parents’ behavior?


Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   AP
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