Barron Trump’s private school will not be doing full-time in-person classes this fall

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We only comment on Barron Trump occasionally, because while everyone in and around the Trump administration can burn in hell – and that includes Trump’s large adult children – Barron is fine and he’s just a kid. I generally feel like “let Barron do whatever he wants, and let him be a kid.” Let him wear cute t-shirts. Let him stay far away from his unhinged father. He’s not a politician or a political prop, even if his parents are happy to use him that way. Speaking of, you know how Donald Trump wants every parent to send their kids to school this fall and he’s threatening to, like, open schools by force? Well, funny story. Barron’s private school is not doing a full reopen this fall:

Despite President Donald Trump’s push to have schools reopen their classrooms in the fall, his son Barron Trump won’t be sitting in class full-time anytime soon. The private St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland — which the 14-year-old began attending after moving to Washington, D.C. — announced this week that while a final decision has yet to be made, it is planning not to fully reopen its campus in the fall because of novel coronavirus concerns. The school shut down and switched to online learning in the spring.

In a letter to parents this week, St. Andrew’s said it is preparing either to continue with online classes or to implement a hybrid plan for the next school year, which would use both e-learning and in-person classes by allowing groups of its students to return to campus in cycles, along with social distancing.

“We are hopeful that public health conditions will support our implementation of the hybrid model in the fall,” the school’s letter says. The school also told parents that it is “continuing to pay close attention to current guidance from state and county health officials, as well as the CDC, as the health status of our region evolves.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that kids 17 or younger make up about 6 percent of confirmed U.S. coronavirus cases — though that age range also makes up only about 0.2 percent (or 228 children) of all deaths, according to the Associated Press. However, it remains unclear how easily children may spread the virus to other groups.

The president told reporters Wednesday that he would be “comfortable” with sending Barron and his grandchildren back to school, while the COVID-19 respiratory illness continues to impact the United States and the world. “I would like to see the schools open, 100 percent,” the president, 74, said. “And we’ll do it safely. We’ll do it carefully.”

On Thursday, however, he softened that stance and agreed that schools in areas with spiking coronavirus may need to delay their in-person classes — but he reiterated that “every district should be actively making preparations to reopen,” or they should not receive billions in coronavirus aid from the federal government.

[From People]

The fact that Trump’s youngest child will be doing a lot of remote-learning this fall despite Trump’s efforts and threats, well… props to all of the schools for not listening to the Orange One, even if those schools are educating Trump kids. The thing is, Barron IS going to a private school. His entire education has been private. Private schools, for the most part, are not under threat by the Trump administration because they’re not funded by the taxpayer in a technical sense. What about all of the public-school kids whose schools might not open, and what about the kids who don’t have a lot of access to remote learning? This fall is going to be awful.

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  1. Laalaa says:

    He is so tall!!

    • Jess says:

      Love how he towers over the orange potato!

    • minx says:

      Our son shot up in height around the same age, 14-15. Ended up about 6’ 4”.

    • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

      He’s got the Trump weak chin. Uday and Qusay kept theirs (even though Uday is covering his with a beard now); Daughter-wife got an implant with her other facial surgery.

      Poor kid. He can change his name, but he has his father’s face.

      And rest assured… Twitler’s kid/grandkids will NEVER go *to* a school, private or otherwise, while this virus rages. They will be home TUTORED by a private teacher, who will tested DAILY.

    • The Recluse says:

      Yeah, wowza is he tall!
      It’s a shame his mother’s genes don’t cancel out more of the Drumpf genes: weak chin, small mouth.

    • cappy ern says:

      ….and handsome, just like his father

  2. Becks1 says:

    I’m surprised, just because most of the private schools around me (about an hour from DC) are reopening because its easier for them – class sizes are smaller, they have more control, the wealthier private schools have more resources (for example, my nieces’ school already gives every student an ipad.)

    I have a good friend whose mom is a private school teacher in that area, and has friends at Barron’s school, and they say he is very well-mannered and nice and relatively well-liked, in spite of his father (which is as it should be.)

    • LBB says:

      My cousin’s daughter is in the same grade/class as Barron and says the same thing. She says he is quiet but very nice.

      • Teresa says:

        I really truly hope for his sake he grows up to be a well adjusted, kind, emphatic individual and crawl far and away from him father and the swirling cesspool of the other Trump kids. He can’t help who his father is. I know some people who have had cruel parents and got away from it all (an heir of the blood diamond trade who donated all his trust fund-many many millions – and lives on a regular salary with his wife and kids)

      • TheHufflepuffLizLemon says:

        This made me happy to read. Potentially Melania and her parents can raise him to be relatively kind and well adjusted. I feel so sorry for him.

      • Kk2 says:

        He is ridiculously tall compared to inauguration time. I’ve always thought he seemed sweet since I saw that video of him playing peekaboo with Ivanka’s youngest at some gathering- inauguration or something

      • Mignionette says:

        The presidency probably saved Barron from Donald’s parenting (thankfully).

        Melanie will divorce Dumpf come November. I give it 3 nights post election humiliation at the most. Her team are likely making the hideout contingency arrangements as we speak and I don’t think she’ll make the handover inauguration unless Don signs another top up pre-nup.

        So all in all with Melanie getting full custody, Barron may just stand a chance with the remaining semi-toxic gold digging enabling parent as opposed to the also getting the out and out raging sociopath.

  3. olliesmom says:

    Of course his school isn’t. In person classes are for the workers you know, the common pheasants – the kids that go to public schools.

    That poor child never looks happy. There is never any father-son interaction going on and they look like they are total strangers. There is never any laughter in any photos of these three.
    Hopefully at least Melanie and her parents treat him decently and demonstrate love. It appears that Trump is parenting him like he parented his older brothers and like he himself was parented by Fred.

    He always has Melanie’s hand in a death grip.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      Pretty sure Barron & Melania don’t live with Trump. Unfortunately, the lack of father/son interaction is probably the best thing for Barron. He & Tiffany are ignored by their dad, which is sad but probably healthier than getting his attention. It didn’t do Don Jr, Ivanka or Eric any favors.

      • Emma33 says:

        Yes – you don’t want negative OR positive attention from a person with narcissistic personality disorder. Ivana threw her kids under a bus by insisting they be with a Trump a lot. His other two wives seem to have known how to protect their children.

    • Maxime duCamp says:

      Not exactly true. Public school in nearby Montgomery County, MD (which is right on the DC/MD border recently announced that all public schools will be online learning only for the fall semester. I haven’t kept up to date regarding other counties in MD or other areas in the DMV.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Maxime – PG County, Howard Co, Arlington and I think Loudon and Fairfax as well (but am not positive on those last two) are all online for the first semester, as is Washington County. I don’t think Frederick has made the call yet but could be wrong. So it does seem like most of the area is going online for the beginning at least.

        But the issue is that Trump has been pushing for the opposite.

      • Maxime duCamp says:

        @Becks1, thanks, I thought that most of the other school districts in the DMV would be online but didn’t want to state something that I wasn’t 100% sure of. I was just reacting to the OP’s statement speculating that public schools (for the children of the worker bees) would be in-person while private schools would be online only (no debate that there is huge wealth and racial disparity in the US and that Trump is an idiot and his policies are dangerous) but facts matter, now more than ever and it appears that Barron’s school going online for the fall is simply in line with what public schools in the DMV are doing for the fall semester.

  4. Chrissy says:

    Can you see Melania home-schooling her son, between shopping and digging up the Rose Garden? I’m sure a tutor has already been called. Unlike other parents who’ll have to scramble again, nothing will change in his parents’ lives.

    That poor kid always looks like he’s in a hostage situation when photographed with his sperm donor. I feel so bad for him. I hope his peers don’t give him a hard time about his family. Just as aside, it looks like he’s unfortunately inherited the receding chin that his siblings also have.

    • grabbyhands says:

      I was going to say, even Melania’s genes weren’t strong enough to overcome the Trump weak chin.

      That poor kid – I totally agree that he always looks like he would rather be literally anywhere else.

      • minx says:

        Yes all of those kids got the weak chin. Eric and Junior try to compensate with beards. Ivanka must have gotten dental or chin reconstruction because her jaw is much different from when she was a teenager.

      • Nic919 says:

        Ivanka got a chin implant because there is a picture of her floating around with her original nose and non chin. She actually resembles Don Jr a fair bit pre surgery.

      • Lightpurple says:

        @Minx, Ivanka has a chin implant, along with a lot of other work on her face.

      • minx says:

        Good to know. She looks more WASPy than she does with her original chin.

      • Elizabeth says:

        You’d think 1st generation’s chins would have been evened out by their mother’s strong (Original) chin. But no happy medium for them or 2nd and 3rd generations.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      He can get a chin prosthetic when he’s older, just like vanky did.
      I’m happy to hear that his mother and grandparents are raising a polite and (I assume) kind child. At least melon- ball is doing something right.

  5. Izzy says:

    My stepmom is a school nurse at an elementary school; they’re not reopening this fall, they’re going all online. She had flat out said that if they reopened in two weeks she would quit her job because she didn’t feel safe. Mind you, we’re in South Florida too so they have no business even trying to reopen schools here right now.

    • BayTampaBay says:

      After what went on the 18 Florida Marlins’ MLB players testing positive for dear old Corona, I do not think any public schools in Florida south of Ocala will open for the fall term.

  6. minx says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of Trump actually looking at Barron.

  7. Zen says:

    He must be 6’4 or 6’5 but with a child’s face. Just towers over his parents.

    • Sparky says:

      He’s got tall genes on both sides of his family. His dad is 6’3 (allegedly) and his mom is 5’11. His sibs range from Tiffany at 5’8″ to Eric at 6’4″

  8. Scarlett says:

    Barron’s body language clearly indicates that he isn’t comfortable with agent orange. His body is ever so slightly turned away from him, and the hand next to him is raised like a barrier. I always get the feeling Barron isn’t relaxed around his dad and has no real connection. Me too Barron, me and many people in this country get it, we really do!!

  9. KBur says:

    Baron is starting to look like Paul Dano (whom I adore).

  10. Jerusha says:

    Poor, sad child.

  11. holly hobby says:

    Ugh it’s so unfortunate that the Rump genes are so dominant (the weak chin and overall look).

    Where I live, my kids’ private school (Catholic) was going full tilt on reopening and business as normal. They sunk in money for a fogger (it sprays acid to kill the germs – unproven) and UVC lights in the rooms and hallways (again to kill the germs – unproven). A whole bunch of parents pushed back on the cancer machines and asked for distance learning. They were not even going to give us that until we individually made a big stink. We got what we wanted but the school is still going to open with the cancer machines for the 10% who want to shove their kids in school.

  12. adastraperaspera says:

    Well, good for the private school kids. But here in Tennessee I’m sad to say that we found out today the state will not be collecting or reporting any Covid-19 cases data from schools. Zero. Zip. Zilch. This is how they’re going to get away with murdering teachers, students and staff here. They cannot control outbreaks if they ignore them. Gov. Lee can pretend to have nothing to do with deaths (and he still refuses to do a statewide mask mandate). Our daughter is grown up now, but it just makes me sick that they are going to be hiding the truth about school situations.

    State won’t collect, release data on coronavirus cases in TN schools

  13. Leah says:

    That child always looks out of sorts and sullen but who can blame him with a father like that?

    So it’s okay for the elites to keep their children out of schools but not the regular folks. What hypocrisy.

  14. Liz version 700 says:

    That kid always looks so miserable around his dad. I imagine he barely knows him. Those Trump genes are strong my goodness

  15. cappy ern says:

    i think the little dweeb should forego any further education and immediately enroll at trump university on-line