President Donald Trump sat down with Fox News’ Sean Hannity at the White House on Thursday for an interview in which he finally addressed the controversial tweet about his son, Barron, made by “Saturday Night Live” writer Katie Rich.
“It’s a disgrace,” the president said during the interview, which will air on the host’s Fox News show “Hannity” at 10 p.m.
“He’s a great boy,” Trump said of his 10-year-old son. “And it’s not an easy thing for him. Believe me.”
Trump also repeated criticisms he’s made of the NBC sketch show in the past, saying, “it’s a failing show, it’s not funny, Alec Baldwin’s a disaster.”
Rich was suspended indefinitely from the show on Monday after tweeting an offensive remark about Barron Trump over the weekend. The writer posted — then deleted — a tweet on Friday in which she joked that Donald Trump’s youngest son could become the country’s first “homeschool shooter.”
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Birthday: March 20, 2006
Pictured: Donald Trump’s 10-month-old son Barron walks with the help of his mother Melania after his father was honored with the 2,327th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA.
Full name: Barron William Trump
Pictured: Donald Trump and baby Barron Trump during The Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s 16th Annual Bunny Hop at FAO Schwarz in New York.
There are theories about the origin of his name.
Trump has reportedly used the name “John Barron” to field media requests since his early business days, yet people remain curious about why he decided on the name “Barron” for his son. Trump biographer Michael Dantonio has said it’s a reference to Barron Hilton, the son of the Hilton Hotels founder, while another Trump biography writer guesses that the name hints at Trump’s desire for royal German ancestry.
Pictured: Donald, Melania and Barron attend the 17th Annual Bunny Hop at FAO Schwarz on March 11, 2008.
He has four siblings.
Barron has two half sisters, Tiffany and Ivanka, and two half brothers, Donald Jr. and Eric.
Pictured: Barron pumps fists with his older brother Donald Trump, Jr. on the final night of the Republican National Convention.
He moisturizes with face caviar.
Melania Trump has said she uses “Caviar Complex C6 moisturizer” from her own skincare line to moisturize her son’s face every night.
Pictured: Barron Trump attends the 18th annual Bunny Hop to benefit the Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at FAO Schwartz on March 3, 2009.
Barron has grown up with a nanny.
While Melania has previously said she is with Barron “all the time,” there is also a woman who lives with the Trump’s and — as Donald Trump puts it — “works with Barron.”
Pictured: Melania Trump and her son Barron Trump attend the 19th annual Bunny Hop hosted by the Associates Committee of The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center at FAO Schwarz on March 9, 2010 in New York City.
His nickname is “Little Donald.”
Barron is often see dressed similarly to his father, in white shirt and blazer.
Pictured: Barron Trump plays the drums during a Valentine’s Day event in 2004.
He attends Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan.
Pictured: Donald Trump points out falling balloons to his wife Melania and son Barron as he stands with running-mate Governor Mike Pence at the end of the final session of the 2016 Republican National Convention.
His White House presence would be historic.
Should he move there, 10-year-old Barron would be the youngest and first president’s son in the White House since John. F. Kennedy, Jr.
Pictured: Barron Trump is hugged by Tiffany Trump at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
He has an entire floor of Trump Tower to use as his living room.
Melania has said that Barron has his own floor of their New York City penthouse. In a Parenting inteview, she noted that allowing him to draw on the walls helped fuel his creativity.
Pictured: Businessman Donald Trump, son Barron, and wife Melania at the Trump Invitational Grand Prix at Mar-a-Lago, Palm Beach, Florida, January 4, 2015.
Barron and Melania will stay in New York for the time being.
Barron will at least finish out the school year in New York City before a decision is made about their pending transition to the White House.
Pictured: Barron and Melania Trump stand on stage after Republican president-elect Donald Trump delivered his acceptance speech at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of November 9, 2016 in New York City.
Rich later issued an apology for the joke via Twitter: “I sincerely apologize for the insensitive tweet. I deeply regret my actions offensive words. It was inexcusable I’m so sorry.”
Last year, First Lady Melania Trump, threatened a lawsuit over a video posted to YouTube, which suggested that Barron was autistic. The following day, the man who posted the video to YouTube, James Hunter, pulled it and issued an apology, calling it “false, defamatory and malicious.”
“In the video, I suggested Barron Trump might suffer from autism. That is in fact 100 percent false,” Hunter said. “It was incredibly irresponsible of me to diagnose Barron Trump using a selection of misleading videos.”
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