The wife of President-elect Donald Trump, Melania, and their 10-year-old son will not be moving into the White House. As America still remains divided about the Trump presidency, the controversial news has emerged that the family will instead keep two heavily staffed residences so that Trump’s 10-year-old son can remain at his school in New York.
According to The New York Post, a source close to President-elect Trump’s transition team said that Barron, 10, will remain at his private school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
“Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign,” the source said.
“The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum.”
Donald Trump’s communications adviser, Jason Miller, said there is “sensitivity to pulling their 10-year-old out of school in the middle of the school year.”But the country will not miss out on their First Lady with The New York Post being told:
“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.
Melania Trump has been praised for her devoted parenting and the fact that she hasn’t relied on nannies to raise her only child and is often seen at the school gate picking up Barron.Melanie has previously described Barron as a mini Donald.
“He is a very strong-minded, very special, smart boy. He is independent and opinionated and knows exactly what he wants. Sometimes I call him little Donald. He is a mixture of us in looks, but his personality is why I call him ‘Little Donald,'” Melania told Parenting.com.
The fact that Barron may not officially reside at The White House has angered many New Yorkers though, fed up already with the traffic problems due to increased security around Trump Tower.
“That building is going to become the White House of New York,” Jim Reese, a former Delta Force commander and president of TigerSwan, a global security company based in North Carolina told The New York Post.
“The Secret Service is going to have to keep that whole area cordoned off so that some wacko can’t get close and detonate a car bomb.”In order to allow Barron and Melania to go about their lives in New York secret Service agents will have to be assigned to them, as well as a driver and an armored vehicle to take Barron to school.