In addition to being booed during the World Series on Sunday night, President Donald Trump is also catching heat for not bringing his 13-year-old son, Barron, to the game.
Trump made an appearance at Nationals Park for Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday, where he was promptly jeered as live footage of him showed up on stadium screens. His wife, First Lady Melania Trump, and several Republican members of Congress were in attendance in his suite at the Houston Astros-Washington Nationals matchup, but the president’s youngest son was nowhere to be seen.
Perhaps Barron isn’t a baseball fan? Or was simply trying to get rest on a school night? Either way, some people began roasting the fact that Trump seems to have brought everyone but Barron to the game, including Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Others pointed out that it may have been a good thing that the president’s son wasn’t present to see his father booed and jeered. As footage of Trump appeared on screens, the stadium had erupted in boos and chants of “lock him up!” (A chant that Trump himself perpetuated during his 2016 campaign in reference to Hillary Clinton.)
Though Barron has appeared in public with his parents coming and going from the White House, he has remained largely out of the public eye. The last time he attended a publicized event with his parents was during the Easter Egg Roll in 2018.
The response to Trump came after he announced earlier in the day that the U.S. killed ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the world’s most wanted terrorist, and ahead of a week in which House Democrats plan to move forward with impeachment inquiries.