President Donald Trump’s 10-year-old son was trying to lighten the mood somewhat during the inauguration ceremony for the 45th president of the United States Jan. 20 (video below).
As Trump signed his first executive orders, Barron was caught on camera playing a game of peekaboo in the background, Daily Mail reported.
Barron was trying to keep his nephew, Theodore Kushner, who is not yet 1 year old, amused during the proceedings.
Barron seemed to manage to keep more people entertained, as another child called out in the back for his attention, according to the Independent Journal Review.
It was a contrast from earlier behavior when he was seen keeping his eyes down during proceedings.
Barron’s antics won some approval on social media.
“Baron playing with his nephew in the back is adorbs… and I finally saw him smiles, which makes me happy,” wrote one user on Twitter.
Another Twitter user suggested Barron was the first boy in the White House since the presidency of John F. Kennedy in the 1960s.
Barron was born in 2006 to Trump and his third wife, Melania. He has two half-brothers, 33-year-old Eric and 39-year-old Donald Jr., according to International Business Times. Until now, he has largely stayed out of public view.
Melania told an interviewer that she has given Barron the nickname “Little Donald.”
“He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants … He is a mixture of us in looks, but his personality is why I call him little Donald,” she added, IBT reported.
Barron will eventually move to Washington, D.C., but he is to stay in New York to complete the current school year first.
Melania explained that the 10-year-old likes to hang out with his father while watching sports.
“They like to watch football, golf, of course, tennis, baseball,” she added. “It’s great because my husband played golf, baseball and tennis when he was younger and Barron is playing now, so they both know it and they can discuss the sport and what’s going on.”
Sources: Daily Mail, IJR, IBT / Photo credit: Rachel Larue/Wikimedia Commons