Over the past two and a half centuries, presidential children have become troublemakers more than once. However, Barron Trump is not one of them.

This may be partly because Barron was a minor the entire time he lived in the White House, but that still doesn’t explain why his life is so mysterious. Not only is important or personal information missing, but even those tiny details that politicians often share about their children appear more relatable.

Thus, one must rely on second-hand sources to understand Barron and the challenges he faced growing up as the child of Trump and the president. But despite the absence of Barron’s own words about his experiences, it is still easy to understand that there was a lot of sadness in his life.

If an adult runs for president, especially in the current political climate, he understands that death threats are, unfortunately, part of the deal. During his presidency, Donald Trump suffered several assassination attempts.

Yet this is Barron Trump’s reality in 2023. According to The New York Post, police in Florida recorded an incident in which a “known stalker of a high-ranking student” showed up at his high school looking for Barron. The woman was identified as Tracy Marie Fiorenza, a 41-year-old Chicago resident.

As luck would have it, Fiorenza was arrested and charged with threatening to kill both Trumps before she could harm anyone.

Most people who have had to change schools as children will probably tell you how difficult it was. Barron Trump’s mom was preparing him for a possible move from New York to Washington even before his father won the presidency. After Donald Trump was elected president, Barron stayed with his mother in Manhattan for several months, at least to avoid leaving Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School until next year.

But that wasn’t the last time Barron left his friends and school. He spent the next four years at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School near Washington. Still, when Joe Biden defeated his father in the 2020 presidential election, the teenager had to make a big move again, this time to Florida, where he attended an Oxbridge academy.

While most people agree that minor children of politicians are always off-limits, their use for mud-slinging is inevitable. Barron Trump’s case ranged from relatively innocuous to “what were they thinking” levels.

During Donald Trump’s first impeachment hearing in 2019, Stanford law professor Pamela Karlan, speaking about the limits of presidential power, said (via CNN): “…while a president can name his son Barron, he cannot make him a baron.” It was hardly an insult, but it was shown on television, and Melania Trump was furious.

However, even Barron’s father was not above using his son to score political points. According to The Hill, at a rally shortly after comments about the impeachment hearings angered his wife, Donald tried calming Senator Elizabeth Warren, saying: “I could invite Barron Trump to Central Park, and he… would draw a big crowd.”

Donald Trump, in 2023, became the first former president to face criminal charges. The charges brought against Donald Trump consisted of 34 criminal counts of falsifying business records, which doesn’t seem particularly painful for Barron Trump until you remember that those records related to payments for the services of the woman with whom his father cheated on his mother – while Barron was still a baby.

Naturally, Barron hasn’t spoken publicly about the lawsuit, but his mother isn’t thrilled about how it might affect him.

Keeping Barron out of the trial became impossible as soon as Donald discussed needing the day off to attend his high school graduation.