America hasn’t heard or seen much of 13-year-old Barron Trump since his father became president, so many people might have missed it: The kid has really grown.
And he’s got a new haircut, more hip than the shaggier cut he sported when he first got to the White House in June 2017, as USA Today reported.
This became obvious on Sunday when President Trump, first lady Melania and Barron returned to the White House after a weekend in New Jersey at the Trump golf resort in Bedminster.
As usual, the White House press photographers were at the spot to record the trio’s walk to Air Force One in New Jersey, and the walk from Marine One on the South Lawn back to the White House.
From the photos it was clear that Barron Trump has soared in height: He’s now at least slightly taller than either of his parents, even the first lady in her five-inch stilettos. President Trump is said to be 6-foot-3-inches tall.
Barron’s haircut was new, too: Shorter on the sides, longer on the top but shorter than his previous cuts.
As recently as February, one month before he turned 13, Barron Trump appeared to be shorter in pictures with his parents. But the most significant contrast can be seen in photos of the Trump inauguration ceremony on Jan. 20, 2017.
Barron Trump, who attends a private school in Potomac, Md., 20 miles from the White House, is known to be a great soccer player, even as his lanky frame inches toward basketball-level height.
People on social media quickly noticed how Barron has grown, and didn’t wait long to talk about it.
“NBA scouts looking at Barron Trump like,” tweeted Cameron King, a college Republican and political commentator, suggesting that Barron has grown quite a bit.
Some joked that the U.S. must have a new growth formula. “Barron Trump is 13 and he’s taller than his 6ft 2 father. Does the US government have some kind of special growth formula because this is crazy,” tweeted Jahan Sahni.