April 08, 2020
The President of the United States addressed the feelings of his teenage son Barron as he social distances at the White House, while in a news briefing about the coronavirus crisis.
On his April 4 press conference from the White House, the 73-year-old Head of State discussed many topics about the covid-19 pandemic that has the country nearly paralyzed, one of them being a close family member of his.
Mr. Trump was quick to respond by sharing how much Barron likes to play soccer and being in the outside instead of having to spend so much time in his room, even if he apparently is doing his best to keep the spirits high. Mr. Trump said:
“He is happy, but he is not as happy as he could be. He’d like to be playing sports.”
The president used the opportunity to express his belief that, even as he promises to do everything in his hands to help the country overcome this unprecedented health ordeal, activities should be resume as soon as possible.
“Let’s see what happens. But we have to get back. We have to get back. And we have to get back soon,” Mr. Trump insisted.
Mr. Trump and his wife Melania have always tried to protect the privacy of the only son they share from their marriage of 15 years, due to his sensitive age, but this is not the first time the political leader talks about him during the covid-19 crisis.
“But we’re going to be hopefully a best case, not a worst case, and that’s what we’re working for,” Mr. Trump quoted himself with telling Barron back then.
On March 20, First Lady Melania took a moment to dedicatea birthday message
for Barron on social media, soon after the pandemic was declared.