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Barron Trump, he’s just like us!
(Well, if you are a teenager in America in 2017 he is.)
Coming off of Air Force One this weekend, Barron Trump was spotted wearing a pretty amazing t-shirt. It said “The Expert” on it and had headline writers in a tizzy. There was another detail that was interesting about Barron’s plane departure: He was playing with a fidget spinner. Fidget spinners are a huge fad among American teenagers. The three-sided spinning disc has been touted as the most popular toy in the country right now.
Fidget spinners can be flicked and spun and have been suggested as therapeutic for some children.
According to the New Yorker, fidget spinners can have a therapeutic effect:
Not quite a toy, not exactly a gadget, nor precisely a therapeutic device—and yet, somehow, and infuriatingly, all of those things at once—a fidget spinner is a palm-sized, usually three-pronged object made from plastic or metal or a combination of the two, designed to be spun between finger and thumb… it’s not uncommon for educators and therapists to recommend hand-sized toys, like squishy balls or squeezy tubes, as a concentration aide for kids who have a hard time following classroom rules.
The fact that the spinners are common among teenagers did not stop vicious commenters from coming down on Barron for his seemingly normal teenage boy activities.
And of course, people advocating for violence against Barron Trump:
And making fun of Trump’s other children:
Just a reminder that since his father became President, Barron has also:
1. Been called autistic in a public video
2. Mocked for his looks at the Inauguration
3. Called a “homeschool shooter”
4. Accused of animal mutilation
5. Called a murderer
But the comments were not all bad. Most took pity on the 11-year old, who just two weeks ago was traumatized by Kathy Griffin’s “beheading” of her father.
Keep spinning, Barron.