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Melania Trump’s Son Barron’s Height Sparks Paternity Speculations, ‘I Wonder Whose Son He Is?’
Donald Trump’s youngest son Barron was pictured with his dad and mom, Melania, on Friday, and there’s only one thing people on the internet can focus on: how incredibly tall he is.
Photos and videos of the 13-year-old walking with his parents to board Marine One Friday show him towering over his father, who stands around six feet, three inches tall, according to the president’s physician.
It isn’t known exactly how tall Barron is, but he appears to be at least an inch or two taller than his father.
As he is rarely seen in public, social media users were quick to express shock at Barron Trump’s seemingly extensive growth spurt since Trump’s inauguration in 2017.
Many joked that if he keeps growing, he could end up as a pretty good prospect in the NBA.
Others speculated that Barron’s father might not be Donald Trump.
Barron Trump is going to be the greatest dunker the NBA has ever seen pic.twitter.com/jfs9m1xtUc
— Barstool News Network (@BarstoolNewsN) January 18, 2020
CNN reporter Betsy Klein noted on Twitter that the youngest Trump seemed to have grown “half a foot since Thanksgiving.”
The President, first lady, and Barron Trump are headed to Palm Beach. Joining them on Marine One: Melania's parents, Amalija and Viktor Knavs.
(Also: did Barron grow half a foot since Thanksgiving?!) pic.twitter.com/hCRhtTZTkX
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) January 17, 2020
Others made the leap that Donald Trump couldn’t be Barron’s father, but obviously that is pure speculation:
Barron like 6’6 and he’s 13 there is NO WAY that is his father
— Tristan (@airpod_) January 18, 2020
The real father must be tall too.
— Mark Landman (@landman1927) January 19, 2020
are you sure trump is the father? he is taller than both of them
— mebeingme (@52ea67817f0b4f3) January 19, 2020
I wonder whose son he is?
— karyne 🆘️ (@karynme07) January 18, 2020
His real dad must be really tall.
— Do Nothing Savage (@OldRussetPotato) January 18, 2020
It’s been reported that Donald Trump is annoyed by Barron’s height, since The Donald always wants to be the tallest person in the room.
According to the book Siege: Trump Under Fire by Michael Wolff, Donald Trump seems to have a fetish about height, and once complained that his son Barron was taller than him.
Trump had a “fetish” about being the tallest person in the room and when Barron hit 12 and had a growth spurt, he joked: “How do I stunt his growth?”
Wolff claims that Trump responded to the perceived challenge from his son with “hostility” and “went out of his way” to avoid him.
Barron Trump, who is the only child from Trump’s marriage to Melania, is not the first of the president’s sons to tower above their father.
Eric Trump, the president’s second son from his marriage to Ivana Trump, is around six feet, four inches tall.