The 2016 US presidential election result has been shocking to most Americans since billionaire Republican Donald Trump won the presidency, and his youngest son, Barron Trump, has become the latest internet meme due to his struggle of staying awake during his father’s acceptance speech.
Photos and video snippets of the 10-year-old Trump have been making rounds on the internet lately, especially on various social media platforms. Netizens empathized with the boy, expressing their concern of a Trump reign in the next four years, according to Bustle.
The newest First Son, which is the first boy to live in the White House since JFK, Jr. in the 1960s, was captured on video struggling to stay awake during Donald Trump’s victory speech and has since become the poster boy for what most Americans are feeling of a Trump presidency.
— JonathanWoodard (@JonathanWoodard) November 9, 2016
The young Trump has been swaying restlessly from side to side and blinking heavily, sometimes suppressing a yawn, as his father addressed America following his shocking victory in the presidential election.
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) November 9, 2016
Social media was awash with users, many of whom have stayed all night to follow the election coverage, were quick to point out Barron’s stance, expressing how most Americans are actually feeling at that very moment — dazed and confused.
Barron Trump looks like he has absolutely no idea what in the world is going on or why he got pulled out of bed this late at night for this pic.twitter.com/rlWmVBI1OQ
— Ryan Shoemaker (@RyanShoe19) November 9, 2016
It is pretty understandable though as he looked pretty much exactly like what to expect from a 10-year-old boy at 3 AM and forced to do politics. As he looked completely dazed and tired, most Americans have empathized with the boy, saying that he should go to bed and leave the grownups to their politics.
Video snippets and snaps have since become viral, with Barron being made the latest internet meme, in what would become America’s perception of a Trump presidency.
With Donald Trump being the newly elected president of the United States, Barron basically became all of the Americans. Hopefully, he finally can get some rest because Americans have four more years of sleepless nights ahead of them.