The Unforgettable Field Trip Barron Trump Once Planned For His Fifth Grade Class

Of all the ways to impress your classmates, taking them on a field trip to your parents' workplace might not seem like the most effective, at least from the outside. That is, unless, of course, your parents are currently the President and First Lady of the United States and they operate out of the White House. Happily, for Barron Trump's lucky fifth-grade class, that just so happened to be the case. 

According to an inside source who spoke to Page Six, the only son of former President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump brought 80 of his Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School classmates to Washington, D.C., on a field trip to the White House in 2017. Students, teachers, and Secret Service agents all made the journey from the Upper West Side of NYC to D.C. in May of that year, just four months after Barron's father was inaugurated as president. 

The insider claimed that the then-11-year-old Barron was "really sweet" and super excited to give his classmates the full presidential experience. After all, what child wouldn't be?

The school field trip included a tour, a buffet, and a meet-and-greet

For most school kids, a visit to the White House would mean a tour led by an official guide, with a rogue politician or bigwig maybe roaming the halls if they're lucky. But Barron Trump's classmates enjoyed a closer look at his home away from home when they rocked up. "All the kids got dressed up," according to Page Six's source. "The girls were in dresses, and the boys wore khaki pants and button-downs. It was so cute."

In fact, Barron pulled out all the stops for his friends. "They had a buffet lunch and a tour of the White House and met the President and First Lady. President Trump gave them all a rousing speech about living up to your potential and being the best you could be for your country," the source continued. The class reportedly toured the rest of Washington, D.C. too before heading back to New York City the following day. 

Although Donald Trump had been president for months by the time of the school trip, Barron still lived in New York City at the time. He and Melania Trump took their time moving into the White House so that Barron could finish out his fifth-grade year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School without disruption. The mother-son duo finally moved into the White House in June 2017.

Besides his class trip Barron Trump has stayed private about his White House connections

Getting to escort your classmates to the White House for a private tour and a meeting with the leader of the free world is just one of many distinctly unique experiences of growing up as a sitting president's child. While his father, Donald Trump, was undoubtedly famous before his presidency, Barron Trump was fully thrust into the spotlight following his election in 2016. However, for the most part, Barron has responded by doubling down on his privacy rather than leaning into his newfound notoriety. 

Barron is almost never seen in public these days, and that's exactly how his mother, Melania Trump, prefers to keep it. In fact, the former First Lady was reportedly unhappy with her husband when he posted about their son on the Trump-made social media platform Truth Social. "Melania has been incredibly protective of Barron and has told Donald she would not stand for him to be exploited by anyone, even his father! There's a good chance she won't forgive him," a source told RadarOnline at the time. 

As his father makes history as the first president to be indicted on criminal charges, Barron continues to keep a low profile as he attends the Oxbridge Academy in Palm Beach, Florida, as a member of the Class of 2024.