Lara Trump, the daughter-in-law of former US President Donald Trump, has sparked an online debate after sharing a video of Trump visiting her granddaughter Carolina at school.
In the video, which Trump shared on his Truth Social platform, Trump is seen holding Carolina’s hand as she guides him to her desk. He leans down and kisses her on the head, and she continues to show him around her classroom.
The video has been met with mixed reactions, with some praising Trump for being a loving grandfather and others criticizing it as a staged photo op.
— Lara Trump (@LaraLeaTrump) November 15, 2023
Supporters Praise Trump for Visiting Granddaughter
Many Trump supporters have taken to social media to praise the former president for taking the time to visit his granddaughter at school.
“Trump showing up for the people who matter the most, no matter how small. Class act,” one user wrote on Truth Social.
“This is just an amazing and touching moment. I bet she felt like the biggest person in the world to have Grandpa there,” another user added.
Critics Allege Staged Photo Op
Others, however, have alleged that the video is a staged photo op.
“Are we supposed to think this is a regular routine from the man who dismissed the idea of taking his own kids for walks as the wife’s responsibility? I don’t even see any warmth here,” one user wrote on Truth Social.
“This is so staged. She doesn’t even look at him. She has to be prompted by the teacher to do things. She clearly doesn’t have a real relationship with him,” another user added.
Lara Trump Defends Husband
Lara Trump has defended her husband, Eric Trump, and his father, Donald Trump, from the criticism.
“I just love this video of my dad and Carolina. He is such a loving and caring grandpa,” she wrote on Instagram.
“The people who are saying this is staged are just haters. They don’t know what they’re talking about,” she added.
The video of Donald Trump visiting his granddaughter at school has sparked a debate about the former president’s relationship with his family and his ability to connect with people. While some see the video as a heartwarming moment, others view it as a cynical attempt to gain public favor.