Melania Trump proudly celebrates her baby son Barron turning 15, but instead gets mocked on Twitter

Melania Trump proudly celebrates her baby son Barron turning 15, but instead gets mocked on Twitter

She also put up a picture of black balloons indicating her son's age, which divided netizens about the choice of color.

Ever since former President Donald Trump lost the elections in November, he has been living at their Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife Melania and their teenage son Barron William Trump. In fact, it was even reported at the time that the former first lady was "checking out a good Florida school for Barron" at the time.

Barron recently turned 15 and to mark his first birthday post their stint at the White House, doting mom Melania Trump took to Twitter to share a small and sweet message. Trump, 50, shared a picture of two black balloons indicating Barron's age,15, alongside a message that read: "Happy birthday BWT," complete with three heart emojis, reports PEOPLE.


Barron’s sister Tiffany also paid tribute to his birthday by sharing a snap of the pair laughing next to a large Minnie Mouse stuffed toy. In the Instagram post, she wrote: “Happy 15th Birthday B! I love you!”

While this does make for a rare social media usage by the usually reserved mother, it wasn't appreciated by a lot of social media users who couldn't help but comment on the picture. Since black balloons were used, Twitter users commented that it was a rather odd choice for a teen's birthday party. Here's what people had to say: 











However, there were others who were quick to jump to Melania's defense: 











Regardless of what people may think of Melania, she has always been a great mother to Barron, per The List. She has deliberately kept him out of the public eye as a child, except for the odd photo-op. While her husband is a hands-off dad when it comes to parenting, Melania on the other hand has been completely hands-on. When her husband infamously stated that he wouldn't be engaging in parenting duties, Melania remained unfazed. She said, "It's very important to know the person you're with. And we know our roles," in a 2012 interview with Parenting. "Melania is a great mother and that is her most important role," one insider previously told PEOPLE. "Barron is the most important thing in Melania's life." 

CNN reported that Melania planned to continue her initiative "Be Best" that started during her stint at the White House and intended to pursue this further after her White House exit. The "Be Best" campaign focused on anti-bullying and children's welfare. However, this was met with criticism because of her husband who used social media to discredit and bully people who disagreed with him.  

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