Barron Trump, Donald Trump’s 10-Year-Old Son, Struggles To Stay Awake During His Father’s Victory Speech

Staying up all night can take its toll on the best of us but no-one has ever summed it up better than Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son.

Barron Trump could be seen desperately trying to stay awake while his dad – the newly elected president of the United States – thanked supporters at his victory party in New York.

The youngster could be seen blinking heavily and swaying restlessly from side to side as Mr Trump delivered his message to the nation after his astonishing victory in the race for the White House.

Social media users, many of which have also pulled an all-nighter to follow the election coverage, were quick to point out that Barron summed up how we were all feeling.

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Barron Trump ‘looks how we all feel’ as he stands beside his dad during his victory speech
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The 10-year-old desperately tried to stay awake while the president-elect addressed supporters
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Twitter users questioned why Barron Trump had been allowed to stay up so late

Garance Franke-Ruta said: “Barron Trump is every person in America who wants to go to sleep rn [right now].”

Melissa Stoke tweeted: “Barron Trump looks how we all feel .. a bit confuzzled.”

One user named Jesse said: “Barron Trump is so ready to get home and play COD MW Remastered and his dad just keeps talking.”

Jennifer Leman wrote: “We are all Barron Trump right now. Eyeroll. Whatever. Sigh. Are we done yet? Fidget. Squint. Is it over yet?”

Mr Trump’s son looked exhausted as he pulled all sorts of expressions
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Barron Trump could be seen swaying restlessly from side to side as his dad spoke
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Barron Trump tries various techniques to keep himself awake throughout the speech

 

Others questioned the Trump family’s parenting skills by allowing the boy to still be up at 3am (local time in New York).

Birgitta Sunderland tweeted: “Why on earth is Barron Trump up at 3 am? That kid is falling asleep on stage. He’s ten. So good parenting is not his policy.”

Barron is Mr Trump’s youngest son and only child with his third wife, Slovenian-born model Melania Knauss, who he married in 2005.

In an interview with Parenting.com a few years ago, Melania said she calls her son “Little Donald”.

 

Melania Trump says she refers to her son as “little Donald”
Barron was definitely up past his bed time and was trying to keep himself awake

 

“He is a very strong-minded, very special, smart boy,” she said.

“He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants.

“He is a mixture of us in looks, but his personality is why I call him little Donald.”

In the aftermath of a bitter campaign, Mr Trump sought to unite the country behind his leadership, saying he would “bind the wounds” of the deeply divided nation.

In an upbeat and conciliatory message in stark contrast to the vicious battle for the presidency, Mr Trump said: “No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.

“America will no longer settle for anything less than the best.”

The billionaire businessman will become the 45th president of the United States after voters gambled on his pledge to “Make America Great Again”.

Speaking at a victory party in New York after rival Hillary Clinton conceded defeat, Mr Trump urged Americans to put the election behind them.

“It is time for us to come together as one united people,” he said.

“I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans.”

 

Taking to the stage his family, including wife Melania, Mr Trump promised a plan to double economic growth and invest in world-class infrastructure.

“Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream.”

It would be a “beautiful thing”, he said.

The election of the outspoken businessman and TV personality, who has never held public office, shows the anger and frustration of many Americans who felt left behind by the economy and ignored by the political establishment.

Mr Trump said: “The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”

The Republican candidate sealed victory when he took key battleground states Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Donald Trump thanks his supporters at the election rally in New York
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Donald Trump will be officially sworn into office in January

The Clinton camp initially refused to throw in the towel, but Mr Trump told supporters shortly before 8am UK time: “I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us – it’s about us – on our victory and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.”

During the battle for the Oval Office, Mr Trump had repeatedly described his rival as “crooked Hillary” and called her a “nasty woman”.

But he struck a conciliatory tone in his first appearance as president-elect, thanking the former first lady and secretary of state for her “service” to the country.

Mr Trump sought to give reassurance to international leaders about his intentions: “I want to tell the world community that, while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone – all people and all other nations.

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