Stanford University Professor Pamela Karlan thought it was a good idea to make a joke about Barron Trump during the impeachment hearing.
Karlan said “The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he cannot make him a baron.”
Per TheHill, First lady Melania Trump in a rare tweet criticized a legal expert for mentioning her son, Barron, during testimony as part of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, tweeting that “a minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics.”
“Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it,” she tweeted Wednesday evening.
A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 4, 2019
Others condemned Professor Karlan’s insensitivity as well.
“Only in the minds of crazed liberals is it funny to drag a 13-year-old child into the impeachment nonsense,” Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said in a statement.
“Pamela Karlan thought she was being clever and going for laughs, but she instead reinforced for all Americans that Democrats have no boundaries when it comes to their hatred of everything related to President Trump,” McEnany continued.