Throughout his presidential campaign, Donald Trump has been surrounded by his family. Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric Trump all play highly visible roles in their father's campaign, often being tasked with clarifying his controversial statements or defending his policy proposals. Yet there's one Trump child not often seen campaigning for his father. Will Barron Trump join his father on Election Day?
Unlike his siblings, Barron hasn't seen much of the campaign trail. Even though three of Trump's four adult children took on prominent roles within his presidential campaign, Barron has largely stayed home. The only child to come from Trump's third (and current) marriage, 10-year-old Barron has remained fairly shielded from the political spotlight thanks to his mother, Melania Trump.
While Donald Jr., Ivanka, and Eric have spent much of the last year giving interviews to cable news networks and speaking at rallies and fundraisers around the country, Barron has reportedly been watching the campaign from a distance. "He asks me about the polls all the time," Melania told ABC News' George Stephanopoulos during a joint interview with Trump on Oct. 27. "I keep him balanced and just have his childhood as normal as possible. He's enjoying his school and his sports... and I just want to have him out of the spotlight for now."
Yet Barron hasn't been completely absent from his father's campaign. His debut at the Republican National Convention in July was one of the evening's most talked about moments. Clad in a suit and tie the youngest Trump was caught repeatedly yawning and rubbing his eyes during his father's 75-minute keynote speech. But will Barron's RNC faux pax keep him from watching the election results roll out alongside his father on Nov. 8?
Despite the fact that election results always roll out on a school night, presidential candidates traditionally await the vote count surrounded by family. Jenna Bush Hager, the daughter of President George W. Bush recalled awaiting the results of both the 2000 and 2004 elections with her father for USA Today. Malia and Sasha Obama, then 10 and 7 years old, respectively, stuck it out all night with their father President Barack Obama as election results rolled out in 2008.
While the Trump campaign has not given any indication as to whether Barron will be at his father's invite-only "Victory Party" at the New York Hilton Midtown, it seems too important a moment for him to miss. Moreover, the event is being held just a few blocks from Trump's penthouse apartment in Trump Tower, making the eventual trip to bed (whenever that may come) a breeze.