Donald Trump’s son Barron, 18, making political debut after being shielded by Melania

Donald Trump’s son Barron, 18, making political debut after being shielded by Melania

Former President Donald Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump, is set to make his political debut at the Republican National Convention (Picture: AP)

Ex-President Donald Trump’s youngest son Barron, 18, is set to make his political debut after being largely kept out of the public eye.

Barron was picked by the Republican Party of Florida on Wednesday night to be an at-large delegate to the Republican National Convention, reported NBC News.

He will serve as one of 41 in the delegation at the GOP’s meeting in July, when the party is expected to officially nominate his dad as the 2024 Republican presidential candidate.

‘Yes, he’s on the delegation roster and Barron is very interested in our nation’s political process,’ a Trump campaign official told ABC News.

Former First Lady Melania Trump (right) has fiercely guarded her and ex-President Donald Trump’s (middle) son, Barron Trump (left) (Picture: PA Images)

Barron’s step into the spotlight will come after years of his mother Melania Trump guarding him from the arena of politics.

He turned 18 in March and is graduating from a private high school in Florida on May 17.

His graduation made headlines in his father’s hush money trial as the ex-president accused New York Judge Juan Merchan of refusing to let him attend the commencement.

‘My son is graduating from high school and it looks like the judge will not let me go to the graduation of my son, who’s worked very, very hard,’ Trump said on the first day of his hush money trial.

Barron Trump (second from right) towers over his parents, former President Donald Trump (right) and his wife Melania Trump (second from left) (Picture: Getty Images)

‘He’s a great student and he’s very proud of the fact that he did so well, and was looking forward for years to have his graduation with his mother and father there.

‘And it looks like the judge isn’t going to allow me to escape this scam. It’s a scam trial.’

Merchan on April 30 said Trump, who is required to attend his trial, could have the day off to attend Barron’s graduation ceremony.

The Republican Party has since announced that Trump will headline its annual Lincoln Reagan fundraiser in Minnesota that same day, meaning Barron’s father may not be with him for his post-graduation celebrations.

Donald Trump (left) poses with his wife Melania Trump (right) and their then 10-month-old son Barron in 2007 (Picture: Getty Images)

Six-foot-7 Barron will join Trump’s eldest sons Donald Trump Jr and Eric Trump, as well as the ex-president’s youngest daughter Tiffany Trump, in the delegation.

‘We have a great delegation of grassroots leaders, elected officials and even Trump family members,’ stated Florida GOP Chairman Evan Power.

‘Florida is continuing to have a great convention team, but more importantly we are preparing to win Florida and win it big.’

The former president’s eldest daughter Ivanka Trump, who served as a senior White House adviser to him, was not on the list of delegates.

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