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Why is Barron Trump missing from the family Christmas card?

It's becoming a regular occurrence...

By Samantha Faragalli
The Trumps have released their Christmas card, as every president before them, but theirs has a notable exception. Despite including Donald Trump's four older spawn (even Tiffany!) Barron didn't seem to make the cut.
The First Family released a Christmas card via the GOP's Twitter on Monday, Dec. 11, and Barron was a noticeable exception - maybe he didn't make the height restrictions enforced by the huge red banner.
"Have you signed the First Family's Christmas card yet?" the caption reads, where constituents can send a personal greeting to the family, which honestly seems like the antithesis of what a Christmas card is supposed to do.
"I'd love to see Barron in the first family Christmas card," one confused follower wrote. Another added, "Ummm, I believe the First Family Christmas card should include Barron, no?" And of course, there was so sarcasm involved: "So nice of them to include Barron in the family Christmas card."
However, many suggested the family excluded him to maintain his privacy, which is totally understandable.
Back in January, the White House asked for privacy for the 11-year-old boy following the unfortunate online bullying situation after the inauguration.
"It is a longstanding tradition that the children of Presidents are afforded the opportunity to grow up outside of the political spotlight," the statement from the Office of the Press Secretary read.
"The White House fully expects this tradition to continue. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter."
Throughout the election, Barron very rarely attended campaign events with his parents. He then made headlines after photos of him falling asleep surfaced the internet the night Donald won the presidency.
Many people can understand the family's choice to keep Barron out of the spotlight, including Chelsea Clinton, whose mother lost to Donald last year.
"It's high time the media and everyone leave Barron Trump alone and let him have the private childhood he deserves," Chelsea, who knows what it's like being the child of a president, wrote in September.
"Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does — to be a kid. Standing up for every kid also means opposing @POTUS policies that hurt kids."
This post originally appeared on our sister site, closerweekly.com.