Melania Trump Tweets Message to Chelsea Clinton
A note of thanks after former first daughter came to Barron Trump's defense
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 23, 2017 9:40 AM CDT
First lady Melania Trump steps from her motorcade vehicle as she arrives at the presidential viewing stand on July 16, 2017, during the US Women's Open golf tournament at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster,...   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

(Newser) – While the tension between certain Clintons and Trumps continues to get press, other members of the two families are supporting and praising each other. Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter Monday to defend 11-year-old Barron Trump from harsh criticism of his clothing choices by a conservative website, which was soon followed by Barron's mom reaching out to Chelsea online, per the Washington Post. "Thank you @ChelseaClinton - so important to support all of our children in being themselves!," first lady Melania Trump tweeted late Tuesday night, including the hashtag #StopChildhoodBullying.

The AP notes a Melania Trump spokeswoman on Tuesday re-upped the White House's request that the media lay off Barron, saying, "As with all previous administrations, we ask that the media give Barron his privacy. He is a minor child and deserves every opportunity to have a private childhood." Meanwhile, Vince Coglianese, the editorial director for the Daily Caller, where the Barron-bashing column appeared, defends writer Ford Springer, calling him "the most pro-Barron Trump writer I've ever met" and insisting that Springer was just offering "bro-to-bro advice." Coglianese also sniffs at the media, saying, "Let's not pretend the press is suddenly concerned about defending the Trumps."

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