Trump's son Barron invites football star Wayne Rooney and family to White House Christmas reception
Wayne Rooney, his wife Coleen, and their four sons were in full attendance at The White House Christmas party which took place on Sunday
Barron Trump is a huge soccer fan and decided to invite none other than Wayne Rooney and his family to attend the White House Christmas reception on Sunday night. Barron does not make many public appearances but showed up to meet his idol.
President Donald Trump's 12-year-old son was seen smiling as he posed and took pictures with the legendary footballer who arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue along with his wife Coleen and their four sons. It is reported that Rooney and his family were personally invited by the President to the party. Ivanka and Vanessa Trump were also present with their children.
According to The Sun, sources shared that Rooney, Coleen, and their children — Kai, Klay, Kit, and Cass were also given a tour of Trump's private quarters. However, the Oval Office remained off limits. The 33-year-old Rooney only recently moved to Washington DC post receiving a two-and-half-year contract with DC United in July for an estimated $13million after choosing to quit the Premier League team, Everton.
Coleen often posts pictures of her family and their new home on social media and sources shared that they could not refuse an invite from the White House.
A source revealed, "Coleen and Wayne were stunned when they received a personal invite from Donald inviting them to the White House. It wasn't political. For them, this was a chance to go inside one of the most iconic buildings in the world and give their children this experience of being there for the Christmas party, which is always spectacular."
"It's an extra special welcome to Washington for them. It's an experience none of them will ever forget," the source continued. Barron had previously played for DC United's youth teams and is believed to be a super fan of the club.
"Wayne is a huge name on DC United's team so obviously Donald invited them because of his son Barron and how much he loves the team," the source pointed out. In April this year, many members of the team were invited to the White House for the Easter Egg Roll.
At the start of the White House Christmas party, Melania thanked volunteers and staff who had decorated "the People's House in Christmas cheer. This is a joyous time of year when we decorate the White House for the Christmas Season. Our theme honors the heart and spirit of the American people. On behalf of my family, we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year."