What we know about Barron and Eric Trump’s relationship

Being a teenager is hard enough. Being a teenager whose father is Donald Trump has got to be even tougher. Combine those two with your father being President and having to grow up in the public spotlight in the White House and you have a triple fear of teenagers. You’d think all the Trump kids would stick together and support each other. They may be a combination of full and half siblings but they are all family and share the same father.

However, it seems like Tiffany Trump is an afterthought, Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump are the main show and Barron is traveling alone. The big age difference probably doesn’t help. Per Business Insider, Barron was 10 when Donald became POTUS, while Don Jr. was 39, Ivanka was 35 and Eric was 32. Still, Barron and Don Jr.’s relationship appears to be at least semi-existent. They fisted at the 2016 RNC, and Don Jr. attacked Peter Fonda for an indecent tweet (via The AP) regarding Barron. Don Jr. accused Fonda of being “a bully and a coward” and apparently suggested a fight after Fonda wrote that Melania Trump’s son “should be put in a cage with pedophiles.”

Barron’s relationship with Ivanka also seems to be halfway decent. She defended her little brother after he was attacked by social media fashion police. “He’s a little boy trying his best to acclimate to a surreal environment,” Ivanka told Dr. Oz (via People). However, Barron and Eric Trump’s relationship appears to be completely nonexistent.

Eric Trump appears to be keeping his distance from Barron

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After Barron Trump appeared on Celebrity Apprentice in 2010, Ivanka Trump gushed. “Isn’t Barron gorgeous!! He’s got a great golf swing too!” She tweeted. Don Jr. Trump has championed Barron, but he has also used him as a political pawn. “To be fair Joe Biden is in no position to debate Barron Trump let alone Donald Trump,” he tweeted. Meanwhile, Tiffany Trump is all about love. “Happy 14th birthday to the best ‘little’ brother I could ever wish for! You mean so much to me, Barron. I wish you all the luck in the world! strangles Barron in a headlock while his siblings pose and smile. But the relationship between Eric Trump and Barron? Grilling.

The documentary Unprecedented (via Insider) claims Donald pitted his three oldest children against each other. Ivanka has always been the favorite, so Don Jr. and Eric had to compete for their dad’s attention. During a Reddit AMA session (via Insider), filmmaker Alex Holder claimed Eric was the least like his father and “scared” of Don Jr.

However, Eric always managed to finish first in the high stakes until Barron stole it from him, as her father pointed out maliciously. “Barron is 6-foot-7, can you believe it? And he’s 15,” the ex-POTUS said during a GOP event. “Eric is short — he’s only 6-foot-6.” So is it sibling rivalry, or is there more behind Barron and Eric’s apparent lack of relationship?

The birth of Tiffany and Barron Trump resulted in less inheritance for their three half-siblings

Conflicts and jealousy can often arise between half-siblings. Donald Trump’s three eldest children, by Ivana Trump, maintain a close and close bond — albeit competitive and rivalry. And despite their contentious and nasty divorce, Donald and her mother managed to forge a mutually respectful friendship that they maintained until Ivana’s tragic death in July 2022. Marla Maples? Not as much.

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Per Vanity Fair, when Donald married Marla in 1993, she had already given birth to Tiffany Trump. In their prenuptial agreement, Donald agreed to annual child support of $100,000 until Tiffany was 21. Donald also renegotiated the settlement with Ivana to protect his money should Maples question their prenuptial agreement, indicating a lack of faith and trust in the marriage. He gifted Ivana their Greenwich mansion and paid her $650,000 in child support for Don Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump.

Tiffany played second fiddle before she could even walk, and things were only going to get worse. In an interview with Howard Stern (via Newsweek) shortly after marrying Melania Trump, Donald admitted that every time he had a new child, it resulted in 20% less inheritance for the others. Ivanka, Don Jr. and Eric were not happy when Tiffany was born and they had even tried to stop her from inheriting anything. So you can imagine their delight when Barron arrived. “Well, you know, it cuts the pie if you keep producing,” Donald said.

Melania reportedly brokered a significant financial deal for Barron

Money is clearly a core value and a driving force of the Trump family. “How can you say you love us? You don’t love us! You don’t even love yourself. You only love your money,” a 12-year-old Don Jr. Trump once told his father, according to Vanity Fair. However, the Trump kids loved the Benjamins just as much as they loved their father. Celebrity Net Worth reports that Donald Trump is reportedly worth $2 billion, Don Jr. and Eric Trump both have $300 million, Ivanka Trump has $800 million, and Tiffany Trump has $10 million.

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In the documentary Unprecedented, it is revealed that Ivanka and Don Jr. are the power players among the siblings. Time notes, “Missingly absent from the competition? Eric, Tiffany, and Barron.” In her book, “The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump” (via The Washington Post), Mary Jordan claims Melania’s reluctance to move to the White House after Donald won the election, was tactical in nature.

The author alleges that FLOTUS used the situation to renegotiate her and Donald’s marriage contract. “She wanted written proof that Barron would be treated more as equal to Trump’s eldest three children in terms of financial ability and inheritance,” Jordan claims. Given their obsession with Payola, their noses must have gotten really weird after Barron was served a big, fat piece of Trump Empire Pie.