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WATCH: Barron Trump Makes First Appearance At Father's Campaign Rally

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Barron Trump, the youngest son of former President Donald Trump, received a standing ovation during what appeared to serve as his debut on the campaign trail.

Barron, 18, was introduced by his father during a rally at Trump National Doral Golf Course in Miami Tuesday (July 9) night, the first time he's been spotted at such an event.

“This is a young man. He just turned 18 – Oh, look at this,” the elder Trump, 78, said as the crowd cheered louder. “A very young man who is now going to college – got into every college he wanted to and he made his choice. He’s a very good guy.” 

“This is the first time he’s ever done this, Barron … stand up,” the former president said as his son stood up for a second time and gave the crowd another fist pump and wave in response to the reaction.

“That’s the first time he’s done it. That’s the first time, right? You’re pretty popular. He might be more popular than Don and Eric, we got to talk about that,” the elder Trump said, referencing his two older sons who had previously addressed the crowd earlier in the event.

“Welcome to the scene, Barron,” the president said, before claiming that his youngest son “had such a nice, easy life – now it’s a little bit changed.” 

In May, Barron was reported to have declined an offer to serve as a Florida delegate to the upcoming Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, which would've marked his official jump into the political arena, due to "prior commitments," according to a statement shared by the office of his mother, former First Lady Melania Trump, to the New York Post. The 18-year-old would have joined his join his half-siblings Don Jr., Eric and Tiffany in representing the state's 41 at-large delegates, according to Florida GOP chair Evan Power.

“We are fortunate to have a great group of grassroots leaders, elected officials, and members of the Trump family working together as part of the Florida delegation to the 2024 Republican National Convention,” Power said in an emailed statement to the New York Post revealing the group's initial interest in having Barron serve as a delegate.

Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka, has stayed away from politics since her father's re-election loss in the 2020 presidential election. The 45th president is scheduled to officially accept the Republican presidential nomination at the GOP convention in Milwaukee later this month.