The White House reacts.
Saturday Night Live writer Katie Rich used the occasion of President Trump’s inauguration to joke about the president’s 10-year-old son. According to the New York Times, she tweeted that “Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter.”
The tweet prompted a backlash from both sides of the political aisle. According to a Times report, Chelsea Clinton -- the daughter of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- responded in a Facebook post Sunday noting that “Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid.”
That report went on to note that Rich has been suspended from her work on the show.
Although the White House has not specifically mentioned this incident, they did release a statement noting that Barron Trump should be off limits. According to Politico, the statement read that there is a “longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight.”