Former President Donald Trump says his 18-year-old son Barron Trump has “made up his mind” about which college to attend.

Although Barron has remained silent, speculation about his educational future has been mounting following his high school graduation in May. The former president previously claimed that Barron was “highly sought after” by colleges.

During a campaign event near Miami on Tuesday night, Trump introduced his three sons to the crowd, saying it was Barron’s “first time” attending a rally, while teasing his future in college.

The former president was apparently caught off guard by the crowd who rose to their feet in applause as he began to introduce his youngest son, saying: “Oh, look at this!”

Former President Donald Trump is pictured during a rally at Trump National Doral Golf Club in Doral, Florida, on Tuesday, while Trump’s youngest son, Barron Trump, inset, is pictured during his high school graduation ceremony.


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“He’s a very young man who’s going to college now,” Trump said as he continued the presentation. “He got into all the colleges he wanted to and he made his choice. And he’s a very good guy, I can tell you… He’s a very special guy, Barron Trump. This is the first time he’s done this.”

Trump then asked Barron to stand. Barron complied, briefly waved to the crowd and raised his fist before his father said he is “pretty popular” and “might be more popular” than his older sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.

“Barron, it’s good to have you here,” Trump said. “Welcome to the scene, Barron. I don’t know. He had a very nice, easy life, but now everything has changed a little bit.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.