Barron Trump Enters Political Arena as Florida Delegate for 2024 GOP Convention

Barron Trump Enters Political Arena as Florida Delegate for 2024 GOP Convention
Barron Trump Enters Political Arena as Florida Delegate for 2024 GOP Convention

Barron Trump will have an official role at the 2024 Republican National Convention, stepping into the political spotlight that his older siblings have long enjoyed.

The 18-year-old son of Donald Trump was chosen along with several relatives as an at-large delegate to represent Florida at the convention, according to a delegate list first obtained by NBC News.

Barron, who will graduate from a private West Palm Beach high school on Friday, May 17, was 10 years old when his father became president. He was heavily shielded from the public during Donald’s term in office, and has maintained a low profile in Florida with his mother, Melania Trump, since leaving Washington, DC, in 2021.

His status as a delegate marks his highest-profile political role to date, and signals that he may play a more visible role down the line in his family’s political endeavors.

Donald Trump and his family attend the virtual Republican National Convention in 2020.
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Also selected as delegates in Florida were three of Trump’s older children — Don Jr., Eric and Tiffany — as well as Don Jr.’s fiancée, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Tiffany’s husband, Michael Boulos.

Former White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner were notably absent from the delegate list (which falls in line with their vow to stay out of politics this time around) and Eric’s wife, Lara Trump, is playing a larger role in Republican politics this year as the newly elected co-chair of the Republican National Committee.

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President Trump won Florida’s GOP primary in March, securing the state’s 125 Republican delegates.

Those newly elected delegates, including four of his children, will travel to Milwaukee in July for the Republican National Convention to cast their votes in support of the former president, a largely ceremonial move that solidifies his place as the party’s 2024 presidential nominee.

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