There seems to be nothing quite as American as attending a baseball game. The smell of hot dogs, the roar of the crowd, the nearly perfect green of the field. It’s something fathers and sons have attended together since baseball was invented, the classic father/son outing.
However, for President Donald Trump and his son Barron, things are a bit different. Games, even World Series games are not something the two can simply go to in an effort to spend time with one another.
As the son of the current sitting president of the United States, Barron has been forced to grow up in front of a thousand cameras and millions of people. Wherever they go, even at home, they are surrounded by other people. And as with any politician, the family is not always a favorite of everyone.
And it’s important to remember that it’s not just Donald Sr and Melania who feel and experience this distaste. Unfortunately, Barron is also privy to it. He didn’t ask for this or likely even consider it when his father was elected as head of our nation. He was simply thrown into the fray and forced to grow up far too soon.
But it seems that not everyone cares about this or even takes the time to think about it. Because when President Trump showed up to Game 5 of the World Series in Washington D.C. this past weekend without his young son, he was heavily criticized, as was Barron.
Numerous Twitter account berated the president for not bringing Barron along, insinuating that he is a bad father because of it.
One said, “Dude didn’t bring his own kid to the game. I guess Barron is watching at home?”
Well, he didn’t bring any of his other children along either, nor any of his grandchildren. And who’s to say it was Trump’s decision. Maybe Barron prefers football. Or perhaps he didn’t feel like sitting with a bunch of his dad’s work buddies at the game.
Or maybe, just maybe Donald and Melania were doing what good parents do and looking out for their son.
After all, it was reported that when Trump, Melania, and several Republican members of Congress entered the stadium, “he was promptly jeered as live footage of him showed up on stadium screens.”
Who would want their son to experience such a reception, or even to hear his father being received that way? The answer is no one.
And we aren’t the only ones to think this was a well-planned parental decision.
Jon Cryer posted, “I’m sincerely grateful Trump didn’t bring Barron. No kid deserves to hear his dad booed this way.”
When Rob Anderson posted, “A Father not taking his son to baseball game, let alone a World Series game, is perhaps the worst indictment of a “family man” I’ve ever heard. I have a feeling Trump could have gotten Barron a ticket if he got tickets for Scalise and Gaetz.”
But once again, these upstart liberals haven’t thought things through.
I’m sure Trump would love to take Barron to a World Series game. But as we know, that isn’t always possible, especially when you have a schedule like theirs. But what should also be considered is the location of the game.
This game featured the Houston Astros at the Washington Nationals’ field in Washington, D.C. In D.C., Trump only has a 4% approval rating. So needless to say, most of the crowd in attendance at that game were likely to not be fans of the Trump family. It would be easy to guess that be would be booed and jeered at.
And Barron’s older brother incited this exact reason for his brother’s absence.
Donald Trump Jr. replied to Rob Anderson’s post by saying, “This is the dumbest take ever! I mean f-ing stupid!!!” But he continued.
“Maybe he knew that the scumbag lobbyists and liberal elite in the 94% leftist swamp of DC would behave exactly as they did and therefore shielded a child from that kind of behavior.”
And he added, “That’s great parenting moron!”
Indeed, it is.
Trump knows exactly how the nation feels for him. He is always posting bits about his poll numbers and would absolutely understand that he would not be cheered for in DC. Of all the places in the world, DC holds the least amount of favor for him. So why in the world would he ever bring a child there?