Barron Trump Declines Plans For Jump Into Political Arena

By Jason Hall

May 11, 2024

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Barron Trump, the youngest son of former President Donald Trump, has reportedly declined an offer to serve as a Florida delegate to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee this summer, which would've marked his official jump into the political arena, due to "prior commitments," according to a statement shared by the office of his mother, former First Lady Melania Trump, to the New York Post on Friday (May 10).

“While Barron is honored to have been chosen as a delegate by the Florida Republican Party, he regretfully declines to participate due to prior commitments,” The Office of Melania Trump said in a statement.

Barron, 18, would have joined his join his half-siblings Don Jr., Eric and Tiffany in representing the state's 41 at-large delegates, according to Florida GOP chair Evan Power.

“We are fortunate to have a great group of grassroots leaders, elected officials, and members of the Trump family working together as part of the Florida delegation to the 2024 Republican National Convention,” Power said in an emailed statement to the New York Post revealing the group's initial interest in having Barron serve as a delegate.

Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka, has stayed away from politics since her father's re-election loss in the 2020 presidential election. The 45th president is scheduled to officially accept the Republican presidential nomination at the GOP convention in Milwaukee scheduled to be held in July.

Last month, Barron made a rare public appearance alongside his father and mother during an Easter brunch at Mar-a-Lago. The soon-to-be high school graduate was otherwise last seen publicly attending the funeral services of his grandmother, Amalija Knavs, in January.

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