First son Barron Trump was spotted out in public for the first time in almost two months.
Barron was photographed going out for dinner with parents President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on Oct. 14, Hollywood Life reported. While he’s been criticized in the past for dressing “too casually,” the 11-year-old looked sharp wearing a smart suit.
Barron appeared to be having a good time on a night out with his parents at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. He was reportedly all smiles as he went back to the White House with Melania.
The first son was recently criticized for dressing “too casually” in an op-ed by the Daily Caller, which notes that while his parents were “dressed in their Sunday best,” young Barron’s attire gave the impression that he was “hopping on Air Force One for a trip to the movie theater.” But this time, it appears Barron went for a more sleek look, wearing a full suit.
While former first daughter Chelsea Clinton has been vocal about her disappointment with Mr. Trump’s presidency, she has defended Barron from media scrutiny.
“It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves,” Clinton wrote on her Twitter account.
Melania has done her best to keep the youngest Trump child out of the spotlight. They spent the first five months of Donald’s presidency in New York City at Trump Tower so that Barron could finish the school year before moving to the White House.
The decision was widely criticized by the public, as keeping the first lady and first son secure in New York City was costing taxpayers a fortune.
“We estimate that New York City will spend an average of $127,000 to $146,000 a day for the NYPD and $4.5 million annually for FDNY to protect the First Lady and her son while they reside in Trump Tower after the inauguration,” James O’Neill, head of the NYPD, wrote in a letter to Congress at the time, the Midtown Manhattan Patch reported. He then requested federal funds to help cover the expenses.
The city had already spent $24 million protecting the then-president-elect’s tower from Election Day through Inauguration Day, according to the police commissioner.
Barron is currently continuing his education at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. The private school is located about a half hour outside of Washington, D.C.