The world was shocked during the early hours of November 9th, 2016 when American businessman and part time reality TV star Donald Trump was elected to be the 45th President of the United States of America. That's right, love him or hate him, Trump certainly made history, resulting in an election that will be spoken about for years to come.
Born in New York City in 1946, Trump and his family have been involved in business for a number of years. Marrying three times, 'The Donald' as his current wife Melania Trump likes to call him, has produced five children from three different women. Fathering Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric Trump with mother Ivana, Tiffany Trump with actress Marla Maples, and Barron Trump with now first lady Melania, the kids are now center stage of a media warfare. With all children playing major roles themselves during the presidential campaign, the media were treated to a number of photographs starring the famous five. And, now what with their father's new found title as the President of the United States, it is expected that the Trump kids will all have some kind of input and opinion with regards to their father's choices.
However, with each Trump fledgling often displaying a creepy undertone, a number of photographs have portrayed each of the famous five looking alarmingly freaky, especially with regards to their appearance and with how they present themselves. Plus, with now at least four more years to look forward to, we can expect more and more pictures depicting the creepy Trump kids looking as wonderfully weird as ever. So, here are 15 times Donald Trump's kids were really creepy.
15 When Donald Jr. Looked Like Patrick Bateman
This guy again. Often compared to Patrick Bateman from American Psycho, elder brother Donald Jr. is a dead ringer for the famous serial killer, with his younger brother also displaying the same appearance. However, although they probably don't share the same murderous qualities, the similarities in hair and dress is off the scale. Portraying the perfect 80s New York yuppie, the Trump brothers are the epitome of preening prep boys, dressed in crisp white shirts and pin-striped jackets. And with author Bret Easton Ellis incorporating Donald Trump into the original book, it is no surprise to see Trump's offspring basing themselves on the leading character. That's right, referring to Trump a number of times throughout the famed novel, Bateman was indeed a fan. However, Ellis recently stated that the character probably wouldn't like him anymore, maybe it's time Donald Jr. found a new look?
14 When Donald Trump Jr. Was Really Racist
As the eldest of the five Trump children, Donald Trump Jr. is never far from controversy, especially with regards to how openly racist he is. Demonstrating how ridiculously out of touch and ignorant he can be, Trump Jr. recently tweeted how he believed Syrian refugees to be exceptionally similar to that of the sweet and colorful candy, Skittles. Tweeting, "if I had a bowl of Skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem," the internet instantly exploded, with calls that Trump's comments were extremely offensive. In fact, with a number of people pointing out the number of flaws in such an outlandish comment, it was then discovered that you are actually more likely to die choking on a Skittle than in an actual terrorist attack. Standing by the tweet, Donald and his father continue to make extreme racist remarks with regards to immigrants across the world.
13 When This Weird Photograph Was Discovered
When a photograph emerged portraying a then 15 year old Ivanka Trump sat on her father's knee, the whole world utterly and completely freaked out. Not your average beautifully captured father and daughter bonding moment, the photo showed what looked like a couple rather than a parent and his child. Unsettling to say the least, the now famous photograph was shot in Florida, at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, famed for its lavish features and beachside views. And, if one wasn't enough for you, there are in fact many more, with a full selection of daddy and daughter pictures that will leave you with a bitter taste in your mouth. Plus, obviously not awkward enough, the pictures also see two parrots seemingly getting it on right in front of them, adding that extra creepy vibe to a photograph that should never be seen again.
12 When Barron Trump Fell Asleep
At only ten years old it would be unfair to make fun of poor Barron Trump, he probably has no real clue what on earth is going on, and is probably shielded from a number of comments made by his family and with what people are saying towards them. However, what did he really expect to happen after yawning and falling asleep during his father's shining moment? That's right, snapped nodding off halfway through the most important speech of his father's career, Barron had obviously had enough, and who could blame him?Standing on the right hand side of the newly elected President of the United States, little Barron could barely keep his eyes open, fidgeting and pulling faces in a desperate attempt to keep awake and fully alert. Screened all over the world in front of millions, Barron Trump basically became the shining example of all of us, tired and weary after one of the most draining elections in modern history.
11 When The Trump Brothers Went Hunting
Photographed a number of times looking extremely happy with a number of dead animals, Donald Jr. and Eric Trump have often been called out for their excessive hunting. Not in the least bit bothered, the brothers continue to post pictures, along with recent accusations that they have killed a number of endangered animals. With animal rights activists and the democratic party both scrutinizing the pair in public, it seems nothing will stop the two from enjoying their hobby. However, with no laws broken, the pair have continued on in their quest to kill, with The Donald himself seemingly not fussed by his two sons' behavior. Comparing the killing and murdering of a living creature to golf, Trump stated, "my sons are hunters, Eric is a hunter and I would say he puts it on a par with golf, if not ahead of golf. My other son, Don, is a hunter. They’re great marksmen, great shots, they love it." Classic Trump.
10 When They Looked Like Children Of The Corn
With this year's election an extremely bitter one, the mood of the world has been at an all time low. In a year which has seen legends such as David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Prince, all sadly pass away, the year 2016 will certainly go down in the history books as a bad one. However, underneath it all there have been some amusing contributions, with some things just crying out to be made fun of. Displaying their best Children of the Corn impression, Donald Jr., Eric and sister Ivanka produced one of the stand out moments of the election, with a photograph that was initially supposed to encourage rather than amuse. Aimed at the millennial voters, the caption read, "this is not a Republican vs Democrat election, this is about an insider versus an outsider." Massively failing, the poster instead caused a whirlwind of hilarious trolling as well as a number of imitations. They do say 'laughter makes the world go round'.
9 When Donald Jr. Was Racist Again
When Hillary Clinton described a number of famous Trump supporters as 'deplorables', it didn't take long for the Trump camp to react, with a photoshopped picture emerging online within hours. The photo, which saw Trump alleys such as Ben Carson, Chris Christie and both of the Trump boys superimposed on to the heads of those in the successful movie The Expendables, caused an immediate outrage, especially with the far right connotations that the photograph had. That's right, along with the number of Trump supporters, the photo also saw the notorious frog meme, that has often been associated with the far right movement. Also retweeted by a number of far right advocates such as Roger Stone and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard David Duke, the sh*t really hit the fan when Donald Jr. shared the same image, resulting in papa Trump exclaiming that sharing doesn't mean endorsing.
8 When Donald Trump Grabbed His Daughter
Not one to stray away from favorites, Trump Sr. has often made it extremely clear on a number of occasions who his favored child is, and no, it's not you, Tiffany. Claiming, "if she wasn't my daughter perhaps I'd be dating her", yes he actually said that, Trump regularly creeps out the world over and over again with his inappropriate behavior towards his own daughter, Ivanka. However, things really got weird when the 34-year-old former model delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention in which Trump involved himself in some questionable touching when greeting her. Grabbing her hips and planting her with a creepy kiss, it looked more like an embrace between husband and wife than that of your average father and daughter. Plus, if that wasn't enough, along with touching her inappropriately, admitting he'd date her and just generally being weird, Trump also once declared that his daughter had a "a very nice figure", when asked if she would pose for Playboy.
7 When Tiffany Trump Played Second Fiddle
Sporting a serious case of 'always the bridesmaid and never the bride' syndrome, the middle Trump is almost always compared to her big sister, with even Trump senior publicly declaring his love for his eldest daughter. Seemingly forgetting that Tiffany exists at all, the three robotic siblings are often caught in an uncomfortably forced embrace, leaving poor Tiffany to watch on the sidelines, ridiculed for the whole world to see. Mostly raised by her mother Marla Maples, Tiffany has often expressed her love for her mother over her absent father, claiming, "she did raise me as a single mom". And, if that wasn't enough, poor Tiffany was recently omitted from her father's speech, in which The Donald thanked four out of his five children, later trying to rectify the situation by tweeting that he had wished she had been there. Yeah right, papa Trump.
6 6. When Tiffany Trump Tried To Be Hip
Speaking of Tiffany. Being the middle child is never fun, with Tiffany Trump often ignored in comparison to her other siblings. Determined to get the attention she so craves, Tiffany has become something of a social media queen, with Instagram a firm favorite for the up-and-coming socialite. Growing up away from the rest of the family, due to Trump's affair with her mother and subsequent divorce from first wife Ivana, Tiffany has often spoken of the divide, claiming, "since I have grown up on the West Coast, I’m definitely different from all of them growing up on the East Coast". However, things aren't so bad for the neglected Trumpette, having recently formed a music career as well as expressing an interest in the fashion world. In fact, things are going so well for Tiffany that she decided to relocate back to the East Coast, spending more and more time on the New York social scene, a far cry from her stiff and preppy elder brothers and sister.
5 5. When They Pretended They Were Normal
With Donald Trump not exactly short of cash, it was likely that the Trump children would follow in his footsteps. Claiming that they were "spoiled the right way" (whatever that means), Donald Jr. stated, "we were spoiled with great experiences, great surroundings, and incredible environments that really allowed us to see other incredible people and really try to emulate that." I wonder if Mike Pence was one of those incredible people? Adding to their idealistic childhood, Ivanka claimed, "It wasn’t the most traditional childhood in certain aspects, we were surrounded by great privilege and we had amazing opportunity". And what of little Barron? Well, apart from having a whole penthouse to himself at Trump Towers, Barron is basically the same as every other ten-year-old in the world, obviously. Speaking of his children, Trump gushed, "I'm very proud, because Don and Eric and Ivanka and, you know [Tiffany], to a lesser extent 'cause she just got out of school, out of college". Poor Tiffany. That girl just can't catch a break.
4 When Donald Jr. Married Vanessa Haydon
When elder son Donald Jr. persuaded Vanessa Haydon to be his wife, people were understandably a little confused. Already a model and an actress, Haydon is also a hip fashion designer, who had once dated Leonardo Di Caprio (talk about downgrades). Introduced by her now father-in-law The Donald, Haydon was initially unimpressed with the pair when Donald Sr. seemingly forgot who she was five minutes after introducing her to his son. Marrying in 2005, the couple now have 5 children, with Trump Jr. accepting a free engagement ring from a New Jersey store in exchange for announcing his engagement there, and they say romance is dead. Haydon has been a firm favorite on the campaign trail, regularly spotted supporting her husband and father in law on their way to the White House.
3 When Eric Wanted To Be Like His Dad
Poor Eric, with Donald Jr. as an older brother and his father's dream woman as a sister, Eric Trump just can't seem to make the grade, besides Tiffany of course. Desperate to gain his father's approval, Eric can be seen mimicking papa Trump at every possible moment. From glossing over his father's intolerance to dodgy finances, to making obscene remarks about other races, Eric is most definitely his father's son. However, it was his stance on sexual harassment that really proves that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, with Eric claiming he would hope that his daughter would switch careers if she were to ever experience sexual harassment in the workplace. Thankfully Eric doesn't have any children, yet, but to say such a thing only leads the blame yet again to the women and not the men involved. Not one to know when to shut up, Eric also spoke of his sister, stating, "Ivanka is a strong, powerful woman, she wouldn't allow herself to be objected to it", causing widespread criticism around the world due to the implication that women who are sexually harassed are weak. What a guy!
2 When Donald Jr. Was Racist... Again
Not again! Unable to stop himself, Donald Jr. was at it again when he appeared on the radio casually making jokes about the holocaust. No seriously. Speaking to a Philadelphia radio station with regards to Hillary Clinton's media campaign, Donald Jr. stated, "the media has been her number one surrogate in this. Without the media, this wouldn’t even be a contest, but the media has built her up. They’ve let her slide on every in discrepancy, on every lie, on every DNC game trying to get Bernie Sanders out of this thing. If Republicans were doing that, they’d be warming up the gas chamber right now". Later arguing that it was a poor choice of words, Donald Jr. implied he was referring to capital punishment in the USA, a practice that is actually very rarely used, rather than the holocaust. Nevertheless, along with sharing white supremacist tweets and appearing on Neo-Nazi radio shows, little Donald's track record is clearly doing him no favors.
1 They Just Always Look Super Awkward Around Each Other
At the end of the day, with blood thicker than water, family will always come first. Right? Wrong. With the Trump kids desperately trying to portray a close knit family who all equally hold a special bond with their father, the notion couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, two of papa Trump's ex wives have both claimed that they raised the kids themselves, with first wife Ivana Trump admitting, "when I divorced Donald, the children were like 4, 6, and 8, I had full custody, and there was only one cook in the kitchen, which was me." Plus with Tiffany hidden away at school, and ten-year-old Barron having the 66th floor of Trump Towers to himself, it seems the Trumps are not as close as originally thought. Obviously only used as a political tool to gain young voters, it seems Trump's relationship with his kids are as false as his promises to "make America great again", but who knows what that ever meant anyway.
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