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Donald Trump Teases Barron’s College Decision


Former President Donald Trump says that his 18-year-old son Barron Trump has “made his decision” on which college to attend.

While Barron has remained silent, speculation about his educational future has been mounting following his graduation from high school in May. The former president previously claimed that Barron was “very sought after” by colleges.

During a campaign event near Miami on Tuesday night, Trump introduced all three of his sons to the crowd, saying that it was “the first time” that Barron had ever attended a rally, while teasing his future in college.

The former president was seemingly caught off guard by the crowd rising for a standing ovation when he began to introduce his youngest son, saying, “Oh, look at this!”

Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday is pictured during a rally at Trump National Doral Golf Club in Doral, Florida, while Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump, inset, is shown during his high school graduation ceremony….


Joe Raedle; GIORGIO VIERA/AFP

“A very young man who’s now going to college,” Trump said while continuing the introduction. “Got into every college he wanted to and he made his choice. And he’s a very good guy, I’ll tell you … He’s a very special guy, Barron Trump. This is the first time he’s ever done this.”

Trump then asked Barron to stand up. He obliged, briefly waving to the crowd and pumping his fist before his father said he is “pretty popular” and “might be more popular” than older sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.

“Barron, it’s good to have you,” Trump said. “Welcome to the scene, Barron. I don’t know. He had such a nice easy life, now it’s a little bit changed.”

Newsweek reached out for comment to Trump’s office via email on Tuesday night.

Barron’s choice of college remained publicly unknown at the time of publication, although possibilities include New York University, Georgetown University and the University of Pennsylvania.

In a September 2023 interview with Megyn Kelly, the former president said that Barron was “thinking about” attending his father’s alma mater, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

During an appearance on Fox News’ Fox & Friends Weekend last month, Trump suggested that Barron’s college search had been altered due to “rioting” taking place during a wave of pro-Palestinian protests at campuses across the nation.

“Six months ago you look at a college, and you sort of want a certain college,” Trump said. “And then you see all of these colleges are rioting and maybe you want to go to a different kind of a college. Because there’s plenty of colleges that we also like that are different and they don’t riot.”

The chosen college is unlikely to remain a mystery for long, as all of the campuses that Barron has reportedly considered attending begin holding classes by late August or early September, with several having earlier student “move in” dates.

Barron briefly seemed set to enter politics in May after the Florida Republican Party selected him as a delegate at this year’s Republican National Convention, where his father is expected to be officially chosen as the GOP presidential nominee next week.

However, the office of Barron’s mother, former first lady Melania Trump, quickly shot down speculation by issuing a statement saying that her son “regretfully declines to participate due to prior commitments.”

In a rare public appearance alongside his father earlier this month, Barron sat on a golf cart next to the ex-president as he denounced President Joe Biden as an “old broken down pile of crap” and Vice President Kamala Harris as “so f****** bad.”