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Barron Trump will serve as Florida’s delegate to the Republican convention


Barron Trump, who turned 18 two months ago, will graduate from Oxbridge Academy on May 17.

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Barron Trump, the only child of Donald and Melania Trump, will reportedly step into the political arena and national spotlight as a Florida delegate at July’s Republican National Convention.

In its first reporting on the development on Wednesday evening, NBC News said Barron Trump’s name appears on a list of delegates compiled by the Republican Party of Florida. Barron, who turned 18 two months ago, will graduate from Oxbridge Academy on May 17.

He is eligible to cast his first vote in the August primary and November elections. Before then, he will apparently vote for the third time as a delegate from the Sunshine State to officially appoint his father as the Republican Party’s presidential candidate at the RNC confab.

Barron, a minor throughout his father’s political career, has been kept out of the public arena, even as his adult half-siblings have played prominent roles.

Donald Jr. was a fixture at campaign rallies for his father, Ivanka Kushner, and her husband, Jared, were White House advisers and Eric was also politically involved, while his wife, Lara, is now vice chair of the Republican National Committee.

Another of Trump’s daughters, Tiffany, has also become more involved in her father’s political life, speaking on his behalf at the 2020 Republican convention.

Barron Trump is kept out of the spotlight by his parents

But Barron is watched over by his parents, which is why not much is known about the current high school student at the private school just west of West Palm Beach.

He is the tallest of his half-brothers and half-sisters, said to be around 6 feet tall, making him taller than his father at 6 feet 10 inches.

Donald Trump once noted in a Super Bowl Sunday interview while he was president that Barron enjoyed playing football. At the 2022 Conservative Political Action Committee, or CPAC, meeting in Orlando, Trump boasted about what he said was Barron’s prowess in technology.

“I have a young son, Barron. He can make his computer sing,” said The Independent.

This spring, a former NBC News official posted a comment on social media saying the newly-adult youth were “fair prey” for media coverage, prompting a sharp backlash, including from former first daughter Chelsea Clinton .

“I think he’s a private citizen,” Clinton, who also grew up in the glow of a White House childhood, said when asked about the issue during an appearance on ABC TV’s talk show “The View.” “I believe so strongly that if you are a private citizen, you have an inviolable right to privacy, and I think the media should leave him alone.”

Antonio Fins is the politics and business editor at The Palm Beach Post, part of the USA TODAY Florida Network. You can reach him at [email protected]. Support our journalism. Subscribe today.