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Barron Trump Declines Offer To Be RNC Delegate Due To ‘Prior Commitments,’ But ‘He Does Like Politics’

Former President Donald Trump’s youngest son Barron has declined an offer to be a delegate at this year’s Republican National Convention (RNC), but not for lack of interest in politics.

A statement from former first lady Melania Trump’s office said, “While Barron is honored to have been chosen as a delegate by the Florida Republican Party, he regretfully declines to participate due to prior commitments,” according to Truth Puke.

Donald Trump, who is the presumptive GOP presidential nominee in the current election cycle, said in a radio interview on Friday that Barron “does like politics” and often gives his father advice on what political moves he should make.

“He’s really been a great student,” Trump said of his son who graduates from high school next week. “And he does like politics. It’s sort of funny. He’ll tell me sometimes, ‘Dad, this is what you have to do.’”

On Wednesday, the Florida Republican Party selected Barron to be an at-large delegate at the RNC in July in Milwaukee. If Barron had gone through with it, the 18-year-old would have joined his half-siblings, Don Jr., Eric, and Tiffany, to be part of the Florida delegation.

A Trump campaign official had previously told ABC News that Barron was “on the delegation roster and … is very interested in our nation’s political process.”

Barron was just 10 years old when his father was elected to the White House in 2016. Since that time, Barron has been largely kept out of the spotlight, only occasionally appearing beside his parents and family at campaign and public events.

In recent weeks, however, the media has focused more on Donald Trump’s youngest son — who now towers over all of his family at 6’7 — as the former president sits through a criminal trial in Manhattan.

Donald Trump has been stuck in the courtroom for four days a week in a trial focused on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to allegedly cover up payments, including to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, in a bid to conceal damaging information as part of a “catch-and-kill” scheme to influence the 2016 election. The elder Trump has pleaded not guilty.

Barron was cast into the spotlight during the trial as his father’s defense attorneys argued before Judge Juan Merchan that their client should be allowed a day off to attend Barron’s graduation ceremony next Friday. Merchan eventually agreed to allow Donald Trump to attend Barron’s graduation.

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