Chelsea Clinton Stands Up for Barron Trump: He 'Deserves the Chance' to Be a Kid
By Antoinette Bueno
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Chelsea Clinton is defending a fellow child of a president.
The 36-year-old daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton stood up for President Donald Trump's 10-year-old son, Barron Trump, on Sunday, but also made it clear that she wasn't endorsing any of Trump's policies "that hurt kids."
"Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does -- to be a kid," Chelsea tweeted and posted on Facebook. "Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids."
Chelsea was 12 when she started living in the White House, when her father was sworn into office in 1993.
Chelsea isn't the only first child reaching out across party lines. Earlier this month, former President George W. Bush's twin daughters -- 35-year-old Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Bush -- wrote an open letter to Barack and Michelle Obama's daughters, 18-year-old Malia and 15-year-old Sasha.
"Now you are about to join another rarified club, one of former First Children -- a position you didn’t seek and one with no guidelines," the letter, which was published in Time, reads. "But you have so much to look forward to. You will be writing the story of your lives, beyond the shadow of your famous parents, yet you will always carry with you the experiences of the past eight years."
"You have lived through the unbelievable pressure of the White House," the letter continues. "You have listened to harsh criticism of your parents by people who had never even met them. You stood by as your precious parents were reduced to headlines. Your parents, who put you first and who not only showed you but gave you the world. As always, they will be rooting for you as you begin your next chapter. And so will we."
"Our friendship didn't start with politics and it will last long after this race is done," Chelsea said. "I mean, may we be so blessed that our children will become friends as they grow up."
Though earlier this month, Ivanka admitted she hasn't spoken to Chelsea since the election. "She's been a friend of mine long before the campaign, of course will be a friend of mine after," Ivanka said during an interview with 20/20. "I haven't spoken about the specific challenges about this next chapter with her just yet but I intend to."