No surprise, Donald Trump has nothing but the highest praise for his youngest son.

"Barron's terrific," the Celebrity Apprentice star gushed to E! News about his 8-year-old mini-me of a son, during NBCUniversal's panel Friday at the Television Critics' Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif.

"He's a great boy, he's working hard, he's starting the school thing—you know, the beginning of the process, and he's going to be a very good boy," Trump continued.

Apparently he doesn't consider the school process really started until the fourth grade, but...presumably Barron's been impressing since pre-K.

Donald Trump, Barron Trump, Melania Trump

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The youngster attended the Trump Invitational Grand Prix in Palm Beach, Fla., with his parents earlier this month and folks couldn't get over, A, what an adorable kid he is, and B, just how strong those Trump genes are!

Asked if Barron knows yet just how big a deal his dad is, Trump admitted, "I don't know what he's aware of, but he is a fantastic young boy—so I hope he becomes aware fast."

True, pretty soon we'll be asking Barron for the Trump seal of approval!

In the meantime, we also asked the Donald about his thoughts on the ongoing rumors of major trouble over at The View. You won't believe whom he's blaming for the reported discord...

Watch and find out which View co-host he thinks is a "trainwreck" right here:

—Reporting by Katie Rhames

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