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Angry Melania Lashes Out at Prof. Karlan for Mocking Barron’s Name, ‘You Should Be Ashamed of Yourself!’

First lady Melania Trump responded to Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan invoking the name of her son during the House Judiciary impeachment hearings.

“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics,” Melania said Wednesday on Twitter. “Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.”

The tweet was a rare public statement from the first lady, who does not often comment publicly.

Karlan tore into Donald Trump throughout her testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, and at one point, she decided to invoke the president’s son in an off-hand joke.

Congresswoman Shiela Jackson Lee (D-TX) used her time to ask Karlan for her thoughts about the strength of the records from Robert Mueller’s report. Karlan went on from there to say the Ukraine scandal fits into Trump’s “pattern of behavior” and that the evidence suggests Trump pursued a quid pro quo when he asked President Volodymyr Zelensky for a “favor.”

“What comparisons can we make between kings that the framers were afraid of and the president’s conduct today?” Lee asked Karlan.

Her response:

“Kings could do no wrong because the king’s word was law. Contrary to what President Trump has said, Article Two does not give him the power to do anything he wants. I will give you one example that shows the difference between him and a king, which is, the Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility. While the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron.”

Twitter wasn’t exactly feely badly for Melania:

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