Politics is a dirty business and unfortunately that means the children of political figures often find themselves in the media spotlight. President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son, Barron, has been learning this reality due to being the subject of numerous jokes. An individual who is well versed in dealing with ridicule, former President Bill Clinton’s mistress Monica Lewinsky, has spoke out about the treatment of the young Trump to express her discontent.
Lewinsky, who has been savagely brutalized in the media during and after Clinton’s time in office, took to Twitter to remind the world to remain civilized regardless of their politics. Lewinsky tweeted:
— Monica Lewinsky (@MonicaLewinsky) January 23, 2017
In response to the mockery of Trump’s son the White House issued a statement asking for the First Family to have privacy:
It is a longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight. The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter.
Give that there is a never ending supply of material with which to criticize Trump going after his family, particularly his not even teenage son, is surely a low blow. One needs not to pull at the lowest hanging fruit on the tree when Trump provides so many other issues which rightfully deserve scrutiny.