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Barron Trump To Pine Crest? Passionate Reaction Unsurprisingly Mixed

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Reader: He Should Run For Class President, “Make Pine Crest Great Again!”

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Barron Trump to Pine Crest? Some love the idea. Others hate it.

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL ( — No surprise. News that Melania Trump toured Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale as a possible venue for son Barron Trump’s South Florida high school experience is generating reaction synonymous with, well, the word “Trump.”

The comments received by range from warmly welcoming the President’s son to a suggestion that his enrollment could result in the mass exodus of other students whose families want nothing to do with the potential controversy, attention and security issues that could arise from Barron’s enrollment. The most responsible comment: Barron Trump should be allowed to attend school anywhere, but administrators need to consider whether his presence will be too disruptive.

While Pine Crest counts pop star Ariana Grande and actor Kelsey Grammar as alumni, it is believed that no one in the school’s history has risen to the potential level of polarization as an immediate member of President Trump’s family.

Among the comments we’ve received:

“Welcome, Barron. I’m sure you can and you will be a wonderful addition.”

“I’m sure everyone will be thrilled.”

“I’m going to pull my child if anyone named Trump goes there.”

“He should run for class president to make Pine Crest great again.”

“His dad will look like all of the other old grandparents at school events.”

“Pine Crest is known for rigorous fact-based teaching. Who is going to help Barron fact check his work at home?”

“I am not paying $36,000 a year to have my child go to school in a fishbowl.”

“Maybe his dad can teach a class called ‘introduction to revisionist history.’

“The school better make sure the check clears before letting him attend classes.”

“I have nothing against Barron Trump, he should be allowed to have a great education, but I would hope school leaders would consider whether or not his presence would be too disrupting to the other students at the Fort Lauderdale campus.”

As we reported over the weekend, Pine Crest spokeswoman Christine Dardet wouldn’t comment on the report of Melania Trump’s tour which first appeared in the New York Post.

Said Dardet to “Pine Crest School does not disclose personal family information related to any stage of our Admission process, including the identity of families who inquire, apply, or enroll.”

It was not immediately clear what other schools are being considered. While Pine Crest is a top notch institution, it is quite a distance from Mar-A-Lago, expected to serve as home to the outgoing President, Melania Trump and Barron Trump. With early morning traffic, the 43 mile commute could take at least an hour — and that’s not taking into account security measures that would likely need to be considered on a real-time basis.

Pine Crest operates two campuses — Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale. High school students are only taught in Fort Lauderdale.


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