The New York Post reports today that Melania and Barron Trump will not be moving to Washington D.C. in January 2017 after Donald Trump’s inauguration.
President-elect Trump’s wife and their 10-year-old son, Barron, will instead remain in New York City so that Barron can continue to attend his Upper West Side private school. According to a source close to Trump’s transition team who spoke to the Post, “Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign. The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum.”
A second source backed up the claim that Melania Trump will not be relocating permanently to the White House, adding that she will travel to Washington D.C. when needed but her primary focus is on the well-being of her son. “Melania is very supportive of her husband and is fully on board of doing everything that’s needed as first lady,” said the second source.
If this is true, it’s likely to make the already nightmarish traffic situation near Trump Tower in Midtown, New York City that much worse, since the first lady’s dwelling there will increase security measures even further.
Melania Trump and her son may still move to the White House once he completes his school year, but concrete plans have yet to be determined.