Regardless of your political stance, is it ever right to bully a child?
Chelsea Clinton has rather remarkably jumped to the defence of Donald Trump’s son Barron, who was the victim of some seriously hurtful online trolling over the weekend.
In an emotional Facebook post, she defended the ten-year-old boy, and in particular, his right to have as normal a childhood as possible.
“Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does – to be a kid,” she wrote on her social media account.
“Standing up for every kid also means opposing POTUS policies that hurt kids.”
While she may have thought that she was doing little Barron a favour, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that she had another agenda as well.
This naturally didn’t go down too well on social media…
“I personally find her message convoluted,” said Facebook user Robin Harrison Merrick . “As a child of a president she of all people should not make a statement about the Trump boy’s childhood while making a point about opposing his fathers policies… the two things are unrelated and should be kept separate…IMHO.”
Another Facebook comment, this time from Gina Wareham, said:
“This seems very half-hearted to me. Are you standing up for this child, or are you using it as an opportunity to make a political point?”
They’re not wrong with their observations. What do you guys think of Chelsea Clinton’s post?
Is she genuinely sticking up for the ten-year-old, or should she try and encourage people to oppose Donald Trump in a more subtle way?