KEY POINTS

  • Melania Trump wished son Barron a happy 15th birthday with a post similar to the one she posted last year for his 14th
  • This year, Trump accompanied her birthday greeting with a photo of dark balloons that said "15"
  • Twitter users also sent Barron birthday greetings and well-wishes

Melania Trump is celebrating another milestone in her son Barron Trump's life on social media.

On Saturday, the former first lady took to Twitter to wish her only child with husband Donald Trump a happy 15th birthday. "Happy birthday BWT," she wrote, adding three red heart emojis, for her son, who was born Barron William Trump.

Melania accompanied the message with a picture of dark balloons that read "15."

This appears to be a tradition for Trump as last year she also tweeted an identical message with a photo of silver balloons that say "14" when Barron celebrated his 14th birthday.

However, some Twitter users disapproved of Trump's choice of photo for a social media post celebrating her son's birthday.

"Melanie dear, you could have found a more cheerful pic. This looks quite morbid, but perhaps that’s how you/he feels," one commented.

"How festive! Nothing quite says Happy Birthday to a 15 year old quite like a black balloon that appears to be dripping blood. But then...#BeBest never really made it either," another wrote.

"Wow....that is a very dark meme for a birthday. Very bad vibe to it," a third user wrote, while another added, "Even the birthday picture is all dark sepia tones, very strange lol."

"But why did I think this was some creepy font with blood drips or something.  Damn...this is the most horrific happy birthday I've ever seen!  Looks evil AF.  LOL!!!" a fifth user commented.

Others, however, disagreed with the claims that the dark balloons seemed inappropriate for the occasion, insisting that there was nothing wrong with the image.

"It’s only chocolate. Dark minds see dark things," one said siding with Trump.

"Dripping chocolate? Yum. Depends on what you see and the morbid in your heart!" another added.

"How does this look morbid lmao they're balloons," a third user wrote.

But most of the former first lady's fans and followers only wished Barron a happy birthday and said they hope he enjoys his special day.

"I hope Barron has a wonderful birthday... kids deserve to be kids," one wrote.

"Happy Birthday to the smartest first kid of all time!! You'll do great things Barron," a second user commented.

"Happy birthday to one blessed little man! He has one incredible family! Thank you all for wanting the best for our country! Barren[sic] will have a love for our country that is pretty special! God has appointed you all for such a time as this," Anna Tidwell wrote.

"HAPPY B day to a very handsome & bright young man May all your wishes & dreams come true! You have a great support system and are blessed with such wonderful parents. Hope one day you too will become PRESIDENT OF USA Sky's your limit  & don’t listen to HATERS," another added.

Melania Trump, seen here on January 20, 2021 which was the last day of her husband's presidency, cut a fashionable but distant figure Melania Trump, seen here on January 20, 2021 which was the last day of her husband's presidency, cut a fashionable but distant figure Photo: AFP / ALEX EDELMAN