Barron Trump made US Special Envoy for the Middle East
US President Trump has appointed his youngest son, Barron, as Special Envoy for the Middle East in a bid to bring lasting peace to the region. The position is seen from some quarters as a poison chalice, but it has been reported from White House sources that the President is confident the eleven year-old can broker an elusive peace deal.
While Barron has attended the elite Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on the Upper West Side of New York, President Trump believes it won’t be just his experience that will count in bringing the various factions of the region together and fostering a long-lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.
“Sure Barron has got the grades for the role. But more importantly he comes from a long line of deal makers and has learnt from the very best: me,” Mr Trump said.
A family affair?
In response to criticism that this is another example of an alarming trend towards nepotism at the White House, following the appointments Mr Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband, Jared Kushner, to senior government roles, Trump hit back.
“He knows the art of the deal. He will literally sell sand to the Arabs and nobody loves the Jews more than Barron,” he said.