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Aide: Media ignores Trump’s loving bond with 13-year-old son

February 29, 2020 GMT
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump walk toward Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The Trumps are heading to Florida to spend the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump and their son Barron Trump walk toward Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. The Trumps are heading to Florida to spend the weekend at their Mar-a-Lago estate. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top aide to President Donald Trump complained Friday that the news media doesn’t pay enough attention to the president’s loving relationship with his 13-year-old son, Barron.

“The president’s just a really caring father and you don’t see that,” acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney said during an appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering for conservatives. “The press would never show you that because it doesn’t fit.“

Mulvaney said he noticed on his first trip with the president that Trump had called his son multiple times to check in and let him know when his helicopter would be returning to the White House.

The first lady’s office has requested that the media respect the privacy of the youngest of the president’s five children and discourages writing about him. Her office declined to comment on Mulvaney’s remarks.