What's Barron Trump's most lavish gift? Ellen DeGeneres's golden stroller to Putin's football, here's the list
A golden stroller that Ellen Degeneres gave him became the talk of the town in 2006 when Melania Trump was photographed pushing it around in their $100M penthouse in New York
The Trumps continue to make headlines even after their departure from the White House. More so than Donald Trump and Melania, the focus is now on their son Barron Trump. The youngest Trump made headlines after being a notable absentee during his father's farewell speech and is now in the spotlight again after a South China Morning Post article was curious to talk about the lavish presents the 14-year-old has received so far. That the younger but tall Trump received the gifts isn't really the big news, rather it's the people who gave it and why.
Rewind the clock to 2006 when baby Barron received quite an expensive gift. He had little use for a golden stroller that popular TV host Ellen Degeneres gave him, but it became the talk of the town when Melania Trump was photographed pushing it around in their $100M penthouse in New York. The stroller came attached with a chandelier. Melania termed it a fun gift that "makes you laugh". Add to this a giant stuffed dog toy by journalist Barbara Walters and a mink coverlet by fashion designer Dennis Basso, and these were gifts only when he was a baby, the site said.
"Trumps’ $100 million triplex penthouse, gifts from friends – including a golden stroller complete with its own chandelier (courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres) and gazillions of onesies – greeted Barron’s arrival. “It’s fun,” says Melania of the stroller. “It makes you laugh.” - People pic.twitter.com/3zJrT59ov1— raf (@rafaelshimunov) October 15, 2019
Barron has been an enigma of sorts, but the world is aware of his love for sports. His parents have constantly mentioned his passion for sports, so Russian President Vladimir Putin's football that he gave the former US president is one present that the teenager might have an actual use for. However, the most extravagant present he has received has to be Victory — the horse that was presented by Khaltmaa Battulga, the president of Mongolia. The country is known for presenting horses as a symbolic present. Although SMH reckons the horse traveling to the US is unlikely.
According to NBC, during a trip to Mongolia in 2011, then vice president Joe Biden was given a horse, which he named 'Celtic'. In trips made by Donald Rumsfeld and Chuck Hagel, the defense secretaries, the horses they were gifted were named 'Montana' and 'Shamrock', respectively. That said, the gift still stays in the other part of the world. Even Biden, Rumsfeld and Hagel, all left theirs back in Mongolia.
For now, it does seem the football is the most favorable gift for Barron. The longtime soccer fan has been a fan of Premier League side Arsenal. He's played for DC United's U-12 side and Arlington Soccer Association’s under-14 teams. There has been enough support from Trump Sr as he's talked up FIFA and introduced Barron to soccer stars. "When my son heard [Infantino] was going to be here, he said, ‘Dad, I’d like to meet him,’” Trump recounted. “Barron loves soccer. And soccer has to be one of the fastest-growing sports in the world.”
In 2018, Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney was in attendance for the White House Christmas party and Barron got a chance to hang out with the footballer’s young sons. He also clicked a picture with Rooney, who was playing for DC United at the time.