In a surprising turn of events, reporters have revealed that Donald Trump might be in a feud with his youngest son, Barron Trump, over something seemingly trivial—height.
This conflict dates back to a 2019 interview with Michael Wolff, who was discussing his book “Siege: Trump Under Fire” with Lawrence O’Donnell.
At that time, Barron was just 12 years old, and O’Donnell brought up the peculiar claim that Donald Trump was envious of his son’s height.
O’Donnell started by mentioning, “You also report the incredibly peculiar detail that Donald Trump is reportedly jealous of his son’s height because at 12 years old, he’s apparently growing up.”
To this, Wolff responded, “He’s jealous of everyone’s height. He never lets himself be in a photograph with someone taller than he is.
Height is one of his techniques. He uses his height, and, remember, Donald Trump is a very large man.”
Back then, Barron was already a few inches taller than his father (who stands at a little over 6’1″). They were often seen together during their White House days, but since then, sightings of the two together have been scarce.
Now, Barron is around 6’8″, and the last time they were seen together was at the funeral of Donald’s first wife, Ivana Trump. Barron has mainly stayed with his devoted mother, Melania Trump.
Regarding Donald, he has briefly mentioned Barron, but he made a meme about his son that reportedly upset Melania.
While Wolff isn’t always considered the most reliable source, he did get exclusive details from members of Donald’s team and even from Donald himself.
Reports of Donald’s height-related insecurities have surfaced over the years. In August 2023, Intelligencer reported that Donald allegedly lied about his own height and weight when having his mugshot taken.
Height can be a common source of insecurity for many, but some people find it odd that a parent and child might not be pictured together due to this issue.