Trump reveals son Barron sometimes gives him advice on politics

 May 12, 2024

Former President Donald Trump has always highly praised his beloved children and been clear that he appreciates and values their opinions and views on things.

That certainly applies to his youngest son, Barron, who Trump just revealed has taken an interest in politics and even offers him political advice on occasion, Fox News reported.

The surprising revelation came during an interview on Friday when it was still believed that Barron, who just turned 18 in March, would serve as a delegate for Florida at the Republican National Convention in Wisconsin in July -- an honor that he "regretfully" felt compelled to decline.

Barron provides political advice to his father

On Friday, former President Trump joined the co-hosts of Philadelphia’s Talk Radio 1210 WPHT's "Kayal and Company" program to promote a big campaign rally scheduled for Saturday evening in Wildwood, New Jersey.

Most of the roughly 10-minute conversation revolved around Trump drawing distinctions between himself and President Joe Biden and how different a second Trump term in office would be in terms of personnel and policy.

Toward the end of the interview, however, the host asked about Barron and his first foray into politics and whether Trump had any advice for his youngest son about "how nasty the industry and profession can be."

"He's seen it, he doesn't have to hear it," the former president replied with a chuckle. "He’s a smart one. He doesn’t have to hear much, but he’s a great guy."

"He’s a little on the tall side. I will tell you, he’s a tall one. But he’s a good-looking guy, and he’s really been a great student and he does like politics," he added. "It’s sort of funny, he’ll tell me sometimes, 'Dad, this is what you have to do.'"

Picked to serve as a delegate at GOP convention

Just two days earlier, NBC News reported on Wednesday that Barron Trump was about to "step into the political spotlight" for the first time after he was picked by the Florida Republican Party to serve as an at-large delegate for the state at the GOP nominating convention in July.

He was chosen alongside other Trump family members like his oldest brother Don Jr. and his fiance, Kimberly Guilfoyle, as well as his older sister Tiffany and her husband, Michael Boulos.

They will be led by Trump's middle son, Eric, who was selected to serve as chairman of the delegation. Barron's sister-in-law, Eric's wife, Lara Trump, will also be at the convention, though not as part of the Florida delegation, as she will instead be serving in her new role as co-chair of the Republican National Committee.

After the nearly 150-member delegation was named, Florida GOP chair Evan Power said in a statement, "We have a great delegation of grassroots leaders, elected officials, and even Trump family members. Florida is continuing to have a great convention team, but more importantly, we are preparing to win Florida and win it big."

Barron "regretfully declines to participate" in Florida delegation

However, USA Today reported that Barron's official entry into the political realm will be delayed, as it was announced on Friday via a statement from his mother, former first lady Melania Trump, that Barron would be unable to accept the delegate role at the convention.

"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," the statement said without any elaboration about what those "prior commitments" might be.

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