Barron Trump recently made a rare public appearance as he, together with his family (including parents Donald Trump and Melania Trump) attended the funeral of his grandmother, Amalija Knavs, last week. The 17-year-old son of the former president has made headlines regarding his height for many years; this time, there was no difference.
Not much is known about Barron Trump’s life at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach or how he is doing at school. However, later this year, he is expected to enrol in college – though it’s still unclear as to where he will go
The Trump family isn’t known for showing affection in public. But before the funeral of Melania Trump’s mother last week, Barron made a gesture to his father that was quite unusual. Now, a body language expert has looked closer at what happened
The Trump family has many things to juggle, not least the former president, Donald Trump. He has won both the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire Republican primary, and most points toward him becoming the Republican candidate for the 2024 Presidential election.
Trump family mourns the passing of Melania’s mother, Amalija Knavs
Meanwhile, Trump has been splitting his time between the campaign trail and the courtroom, and Thursday, he testified in the E. Jean Carroll defamation trial, in which the former advice columnist and freelance writer is accusing Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s
Also, the Trump family is in mourning, as Melania Trump’s mother, Amalija Knavs, passed away some weeks ago.
The former first lady’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs have always been by her side. Since many years ago, they, too, have lived in the United States but have rarely been seen in public. However, there have been occasions where they’ve supported their daughter publicly.
As Donald Trump became the President of the United States – and Melania First Lady – Amalija and Viktor were seen several times at the White House, for example, during their daughter’s RNC speech in the White House Rose Garden.
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In her speech, Melania thanked her parents for their sacrifice.
“My parents worked very hard to ensure our family could not only live and prosper in America but also contribute to a nation that allows for people to arrive with a dream and make it a reality,” she said. “I want to take the moment to thank my mother and father for all that they have done for our family. It is because of you that I am standing here today.”
Meanwhile, Viktor and Amalija now had the pleasure of being grandparents. According to Politico, Barron Trump has spent significant time with his grandma and grandpa and even speaks Slovenian.
“Barron almost certainly speaks Slovenian with… Ines, his aunt, who also lives in New York.” author Bojan Pozar wrote in his book Melania Trump – The Inside Story: The Potential First Lady, released in 2016. “[Melania’s sister] Ines Knavs was the one who took care of all the paperwork at the Slovenia consulate in New York so that Barron could formally acquire Slovenian citizenship.”
“We will miss her beyond measure”
Melania’s parents have, according to Politico, been “hyper-involved” in Barron Trump’s life. In 2017, the news outlet reported that Viktor and Amalija would “become more familiar figures around the White House.”
Amalija Knavs and Viktor became US citizens in 2018 after living in the US on green cards, which had been sponsored by Melania
The New York Times reported that Melania’s parents “split their time among an apartment in Trump Tower, Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Florida and the suite in the White House once used by Mrs. Obama’s mother.”
While Viktor and Amalija have been very supportive, caring, and present in Melania’s and Barron’s lives, the sad news that the former first lady’s mother had passed away was delivered just weeks ago.
On January 9, Trump shared the news that Amalija had passed away at the age of 78.
Melania Trump wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter, “Amalija Knavs was a strong woman who always carried herself with grace, warmth, and dignity. She was entirely devoted to her husband, daughters, grandson, and son-in-law. We will miss her beyond measure and continue to honor and love her legacy.”
Amalija Knavs’ funeral was held at the Church of Bethesda by the Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, on January 18. The funeral was private, and many of Trump’s family members attended.
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It wasn’t all a certainty that Donald would attend the funeral, as the federal judge, Lewis Kaplan, rejected the former president’s plea to go to his mother-in-law’s funeral and delayed the E. Jean Carroll trial. It left Donald Trump furious, calling Judge Lewis Kaplan an “animal.”
In the end, he attended the funeral together with his wife and son and, therefore, skipped a day of trial.
During the private funeral, Melania Trump delivered an emotional eulogy, paying tribute to her mother’s “unparalleled affection”. She remembered her mother as “a ray of light in the darkest of days