President Donald Trump celebrates his 71st birthday today on June 14. It is his first birthday since he has been President of the United States of America. It is unclear how the president will celebrate his birthday which is also Flag Day. It is a good thing that his wife, Melania Trump, and his youngest son, Barron Trump, have moved into the White House to be with him on his birthday. Family members, friends, and supporters wished him a happy birthday on Twitter, the president's favorite social media site.

Birthday greetings

The president's oldest daughter and presidential advisor, Ivanka Trump, was one of the first to send greetings.

She called him an incredible father, and she hoped the year to come is his best year yet. Sean Spicer, the White House Press Secretary, shared two other occasions in his greeting when he said, “Big day: Donald Trump’s birthday, US Army’s 242nd birthday and Flag Day.” So, the president was born on a historical day.

First Lady Melania Trump urged friends and supporters last week to sign a card for her husband's birthday. She said she needed their help to make her husband's birthday one he will never forget. Even though they don't agree with his politics, some anti-Trump supporters also acknowledged the president's birthday, but not in a way one would expect. For instance, a group called Rise and Resist plans to lead hundreds of protesters to Trump Tower in New York to deliver a one-way airplane ticket to Russia.

A member of the group said when President Trump is blowing out the candles on his cake and making a wish, the group will at the same time be wishing his wish wouldn't come true.

Throughout the years before he became president, he was known to throw lavish birthday parties for himself. This is unlikely to happy this year with so many things going on.

President Trump woke up on his birthday to hear the news about a shooting nearby in Alexandria, Virginia where four political leaders were shot. Fortunately, they did not receive life-threatening injuries.

Age of presidents

President Trump was the oldest president when he went into the White House at 70 years old. When Ronald Reagan left office, he was only 16 days from his 78th birthday.

The oldest living president today is George H. W. Bush, who turned 93 years old on June 12. Jimmy Carter is 90 years old.

The youngest president who served was Theodore Roosevelt. He was 42 years old when he assumed the office after William McKinley's assassination. John F. Kennedy was the youngest elected president at 43 years old.