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Two Trump Children Escape the Traditional Spectacle as School Begins
The New York Times ^ | September 5, 2017 | Katie Rogers and Nicholas Fandos

Posted on 09/05/2017 4:51:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

In this age of smartphones and a politically divided public, two of President Trump’s youngest children have managed the nearly impossible: They’ve turned up on their respective school campuses without the traditional news media and security brouhaha that surrounds the first day of school for a commander in chief’s child.

There was no breathless coverage as 23-year-old Tiffany Trump, the daughter of Mr. Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples, began law school at Georgetown University a week ago. On Tuesday, the school year quietly began for Barron Trump, the president’s fifth child and youngest son, who earlier this year enrolled at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in the leafy, school-bus-clogged enclave of Potomac, Md.

The school is 20 miles and at least a 30-minute drive from the White House in morning traffic.

Schoolgoing children signal to the public that a first family — even one that shuns Washington traditions — has put down tangible roots in the area. But what appears to be a low-key transition belies the complicated logistics of protecting first children and respecting their privacy, according to W. Ralph Basham and Mark J. Sullivan, two of the Secret Service’s recent directors.

“The kid wants you to be part of the woodwork,” Mr. Basham said. “They want to have a normal experience, whether it’s in grade school, high school or college.” But it’s extremely difficult for the Secret Service, he said, “to provide them with that and, at the same time, make sure that nothing happens to them.”

The Secret Service, which has been financially strained and resource-strapped in recent months by the security demands of the large Trump family, had no comment. The White House, when reached for comment, asked for privacy....

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Politics
KEYWORDS: barron; melania; tiffany; trump; trumpchildren
Barron's lunch menu:
http://www.sagedining.com/menus/standrewsepiscopal
1 posted on 09/05/2017 4:51:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where’s the Kobe Beef? Where’s the KALE? *SNORT*

Hurrah! Barron gets to eat like a NORMAL kid! :)


2 posted on 09/05/2017 5:06:13 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I’d eat Kobe/Wagyu beef and heritage pork every day if my budget allowed it. It’s like it’s from a different animal.


3 posted on 09/05/2017 5:11:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

NYT.......is that all you have to report on?
Give me a f***** break.


4 posted on 09/05/2017 5:46:13 PM PDT by wardamneagle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stop guarding the Obamas for all those trips and maybe the CURRENT president would be taken care of correctly.


5 posted on 09/05/2017 5:56:32 PM PDT by madison10 (Pray for President Trump, Houston, Texas & Florida)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You are SO correct, my FRiend. Home-grown is the BEST!

We raise our own beef. The past two steers have been named, ‘Supper’ and,’Dinner.’ Next up is, ‘Stew.’

No hogs named as of yet. But we have two in the freezer in neat little packages from Beau’s trip to southern TX last year. ;)


6 posted on 09/05/2017 7:47:50 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
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