Donald Trump is finally addressing the elephant in the room, the endless speculation surrounding his youngest son, Barron Trump. Thursday night, the 45th U.S. president sat down for an extended interview with Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity, and he did not hold back. Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich, who go suspended for tweeting a tasteless joke about the 10-year-old child, got a presidential beatdown, so to speak. The controversial business mogul called her a “disgrace” and “terrible failure.” Some were surprised that she was not labeled a loser, sad!
Mr. Trump defended his son in a very aggressive way and linked NBC to the messy situation. President Trump said: “Saturday Night Live, a person from Saturday Night Live was terrible. I don’t mind some humor but it’s terrible. For them to attack, for NBC to attack my 10-year-old son…it’s a disgrace. He’s a great boy. And it’s not an easy thing for him. Believe me.”
Rich’s tweet was a flashpoint for the media, here is what created so much controversy: “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.” Trump, who is very good at holding a grudge, also went after SNL and its Trump’s impersonator, Alec Baldwin, on Hannity’s show. He said: “It’s a failing show, it’s not funny. Alec Baldwin’s a disaster. He’s terrible on the show.”
The Trump campaign, which has spent months going after his political opponents, has morphed into an administration that is hoping to turn the media into the new boogeyman. Fox News is the favorite venue for the new president to put out his talking points.