"You should be ashamed": Melania Trump rips impeachment lawyer who invoked 13-year-old Barron Trump's name

by Adam Ford · Dec 5th, 2019 7:56 am

Last Updated Dec 5th, 2019 at 8:43 am

First lady Melania Trump slammed Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan, who testified at Wednesday's impeachment hearing, for invoking the name of her 13-year-old son, Barron Trump, as the punchline of a joke during her testimony.

"The constitution says there can be no titles of nobility. So while the president can name his son Barron, he can't make him a baron," Karlan quipped.

House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) sharply criticized Karlan later in the day for invoking the child's name.

President Trump's oldest son Donald Trump Jr. defended his young half brother, calling the lawyer a "vile person."

Not long after, the normally reserved First Lady Melania Trump took to Twitter to blast Karlan for using the name of her child to try to score political points.

"A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics," the first lady said. "Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it."

Melania Trump's reference to "angry" and "biased pandering" are likely a reference to a clip of Karlan that surfaced yesterday, showing the Democrats' important impeachment witness explaining that she so despises the president that she once crossed the street to avoid walking on the same side as a Trump hotel.

After continued blowback, Karlan apologized for invoking Barron Trump's name.