Trump's youngest son will not be a delegate to the US Republican convention after all

Donald Trump's youngest son, Barron Trump, will not be among the delegates expected to nominate the ex-president as the Republican presidential candidate this summer. The 18-year-old is honored to have been selected as the Republican delegate for Florida, said a statement from the office of his mother Melania Trump, the former first lady of the United States, to the AFP news agency on Friday. However, Barron Trump could not attend due to previous commitments.

The fact that the youngest member of the Trump family, who had previously been largely shielded from the public, was about to enter the political stage had previously caused a stir. Along with his siblings Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump, the 18-year-old would have been part of the Florida delegation at the party conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where the Republicans formally chose their presidential candidate.

Other Trump children were already politically active. Trump's eldest daughter Ivanka was a key adviser during his presidency alongside her husband Jared Kushner. Don Jr. and Eric regularly attend campaign events. Eric's wife, Lara, was elected to a key position on the Republican national organizing committee in March.