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No Public Figure Has Even Thought About Dragging Trump's 11-year-old Son into Russia-Election Controversy. But His Dad Just Did.

'Every major-media journalist on the White House beat has more conscientiously protected Barron’s privacy than his father has done.'

President Donald Trump and his wife Melania greet reporters in Detroit, Michigan during last year's campaign. Though the First Lady, and previously the president, have requested their young be kept son out of the public spotlight, Trump on Tuesday directly inserted him into the storyline about alleged Russian election meddling. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

While the national news media has been digging into every corner and facet of the story surrounding possible collusion between members of President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russian actors who allegedly tried to interfere in last year's elections—and despite his wholly "not normal" presidency thus far—no public figure, established journalist, or lawmaker has made even the slightest mention of Trump's youngest son, 11-year-old Barron.

That is until Tuesday morning, when Trump himself dragged his adolescent son into the national spotlight by invoking his name in a morning tweet as he decried the ongoing probe into election meddling and possible collusion by his staff as a "witchhunt." The president tweeted:

The response on social was swift and unforgiving:

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