First Lady Melania Trump is 'angry' with media for 'constant attacks' on 12-year-old son Barron: 'Children should be off limits'

Melania Trump's interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity aired on Thursday night where she describes her son as a 'fighter' and tries to make his life as 'normal as possible'


                            First Lady Melania Trump is 'angry' with media for 'constant attacks' on 12-year-old son Barron: 'Children should be off limits'

In an exclusive interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity that aired on Thursday night, First Lady Melania Trump spoke of the difficulties she faces raising her 12-year-old son, Barron, in the harsh spotlight of the media, Daily Mail reports.

While Melania describes her young son as a "fighter" and tries to make his life as "normal as possible", she is markedly disappointed with the media for their constant attacks on him. "It does make me angry because children should be off limits. I protect him and I want to give him a life as normal as possible," Melania said. 

The interview took place aboard the USS George H.W. Bush at Joint Base Langley in Hampton Virginia. "This is not a normal life. But I like to give him a normal life and protect him and give him the life that he deserves," the First Lady explained.

Nonetheless, Barron is enjoying his new life in Capitol Hill despite the pressure of the press. "He's very happy, he's strong, he's tough. He's enjoying life in Washington," his mother said.



 

When Hannity asked Melania who Barron takes after more, his mudwrestler father or his glamour model mother, she smiled and said, "He has both qualities. He has a soft, beautiful heart but he's a fighter, too. He's very strong." Barron, although fiercely private, made headlines this week after inviting one of his all-time favorite soccer stars, Wayne Rooney along with his wife Coleen and their four sons, to the White House.

After talking about Melania's 12-year-old son, Hannity immediately switched to more pressing issues pertaining to the country, including border security, employment, and foreign policy. The First Lady openly admitted she disagrees with her husband, President Donald Trump, on some issues. However, she humbly stands by him through it all. "With policies, some of them I agree on, some I don't. I give him my opinion. He's the President. He was elected," she responds with humility.

U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and her son Barron Trump attend the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 2, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump and her son Barron Trump attend the 140th annual Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of the White House April 2, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Nonetheless, she agrees with her husband on the issue of "building the wall" at the southern border. "I think we need the wall to protect the country. For security, to protect [the country] from the drugs. Of course, we know we will always have people coming over. But this is one solution that we could stop big caravans coming over," she said. "I was at the border and saw first hand what they do 24x7. And their hands are full," she added firmly.  

When asked about the controversial #MeToo movement, she said she believes in due process and is happy the movement is sweeping beyond Hollywood and politics. "I think we should all be heard, women and men. We need to be heard and we need to be treated equal," she said.

Donald Trump embraces his son Barron Trump after he delivered his speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Getty Images)
Donald Trump embraces his son Barron Trump after he delivered his speech on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016, at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (Getty Images)

Hannity then brought up the ordeal Judge Brett Kavanaugh had to go through after he was accused of sexual assault by multiple women. "You can believe until proven guilty. You cannot be guilty until proven guilty. That's why [it's] very important that we follow the law," Melania said.

Melania then took over and spoke about issues that are important to her as the First Lady. "I have three pillars. The wellbeing of children, the opioid crisis and social media use," she said. "So I travel the country, meet with people, meet with parents. I want to shine a spotlight on the organization and program that support children and want to be the best for them to grow up into a responsible adult."

First Lady Melania Trump arrives to greet children and read the Christmas book, 'The Polar Express' at Children's National Medical Center, on December 7, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)
First Lady Melania Trump arrives to greet children and read the Christmas book, 'The Polar Express' at Children's National Medical Center, on December 7, 2017, in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

Hannity then touched on her personal journey right from her time growing up in Slovenia to jump-starting her modeling career at the tender age of 16. "I studied design and architecture. But I wanted to go in modeling business and professional career as a model. So I moved to Milan and Paris," she said. Acknowledging that Melania moved to Italy and France all on her own at such a young age, Hannity noted she "grew up fast."

"You look back, your journey from Paris, Milan and New York, does that make you the person that says is a confident and a good friend and true to herself?" the veteran host asked. Melania responded with a gracious smile and elan, "Yes. My journey made me that."