From Donald Jr and Ivanka to Eric, Tiffany and Barron, who’s who in the US President’s family
Donald Trump’s children have been heavily involved in his political career to date, often appearing at rallies and speaking at events.
The US President has five children from his three marriages, and at least four of them are expected to speak at this year’s Republican National Convention.
Here is everything you need to know about Trump’s kids.
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Ivanka Trump (Photo: AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
Perhaps the best known of Trump’s children, Ivanka Trump is the senior advisor to her father, and has been involved with most of his campaigns. She has been a part of several of her father’s business endeavours, from working for the Trump Organisation before her dad became President, to sitting on the board of judges for the American version of The Apprentice, which her father was in charge of.
She has also done some modelling for designer brands in her youth and has also penned two self-help books. She is the daughter of Trump and his second wife Ivana and is married to property developer Jared Kushner. She is slated to speak on the final night of the Republican Convention.
Donald Trump Jr
Donald Trump Jr. (Photo: (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The oldest of the children at 42, Donald Trump Jr is the son of Donald and Ivana Trump. He is executive vice president of the Trump Organisation and a trustee, running the company alongside his brother Eric. He too has been involved in his father’s political campaigns and like his sister Ivanka, has also appeared as a judge on the US version of The Apprentice.
Donald Trump Jr has five children of his own with Vanessa Kay Haydon Trump – the pair were married between 2005 and 2018, when they got divorced. Last year he released a book called Triggered which talks critically about political correctness and the political left-wing in the US, which he argues has a victimhood complex. He is known for being outspoken and has been known to promote conspiracy theories – recently was temporarily suspended from Twitter after spreading misinformation about Covid-19, according to Insider.
Tiffany Trump (Photo: (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Tiffany is Trump’s only daughter with Marla Maples, his second wife. The 26-year-old has more than 1.2million followers on her Instagram account where she often posts pictures of her glamorous socialite lifestyle. She has graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a sociology degree and went on to study at the Georgetown University Law Center. In terms of creative endeavours, she released a song called Like a Bird in 2011 and spoke about her music career on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
She also took part in her father’s presidential campaign in 2016 shortly after graduation – at the age of just 22, she spoke at The Republican National Convention in support of her dad, where she said: “I’ve given a few speeches in front of classrooms and students, but never in an arena with more than 10 million people watching”. She is set to speak at this year’s convention too.
Eric Trump (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The son of Donald and Ivana Trump, he is the third oldest of the US President’s children, at 36. He is the executive vice president of the Trump Organisation, running it alongside his older brother Donald Trump Jr – the pair have attracted controversy over their running of the company, in relation to alleged foreign deals during his father’s presidency, such as an expansion of a golf course in Scotland, according to the New York Times.
Eric Trump founded a charity in 2007 to raise money for a children’s hospital, but while it raised significant funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital – around $16.3 million according to the charity’s website – all fundraising has ceased since 2016. There had also been some alleged controversy around how some of the charity’s funds had been spent, according to Forbes. Eric is also expected to speak at tonight’s rally.
President Donald Trump, right, and his son Barron Trump (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The youngest of the Trump brood, Barron, 14, is the President’s only child with his current wife, Melania. The teenager attends a private school, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. He is understood to be a football enthusiast and has played for D.C. United’s Development Academy and under 12s team, and now plays for the Arlington Soccer Association.