Yesterday night the Slovenia-born former model and current US First Lady Melania Trump alongwith the couple's 11-year-old son Barron joined the US President at the White House. After reaching the White House, Melania Trump tweeted a picture from her "new home’s" window looking on to the South Lawn and the Washington Monument."Looking forward to the memories we'll make in our new home! #Movingday" she wrote.
Melania is the first First Lady in modern history to delay her arrival in the White House, Washington after an election win.Mother and son broke with tradition by living at Trump Tower in New York so that Barron, now 11, could complete the school year uninterrupted.The president lived and worked at the White House. Barron is expected to enter 6th Grade at St. Andrews Episcopal school, just outside Washington, in the 2017-2018 session.
The first lady had said last month that Barron will attend a private school in Maryland in the fall, an announcement that answered one of the lingering questions surrounding the Trump family’s unusual living arrangement. It also pointed toward a coming move to the White House.One remaining question was a move-in date, and the first lady answered it on Sunday.
Before reaching the capital Melania and Barron descended the steps of Air Force One alongside President Trump at Joint Base Andrews.Trump had spent the weekend at his private golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, where Melania's parents had joined them for the short flight to Washington. The president had said on several occasions that his wife and son would move to the White House after the school year. Trump celebrates his 71st birthday on Wednesday and got his gift a few days early.Trump has four older children — Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany — among his two ex-wives. Ivanka Trump has taken a White House job as an adviser to her father.
Melania Trump has mostly stayed out of sight during her husband’s presidential campaign and was an absent first lady at the outset of the administration, staying in New York and focusing on Barron. But she has slowly been raising her profile at the White House, including joining the president when foreign leaders and their spouses visit, co-hosting the annual Easter Egg Roll and holding some solo events.She recently accompanied the president on his first9-day foreign trip through Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium that marked her first extended turn as first lady in the public spotlight. Now that she has moved in at the White House full time, pressure will build for her to be seen more and to do more. She said during the campaign that she would work on the issue of cyberbullying as first lady, but she has made no further announcements about the subject.She also has shown an interest in military veterans and empowering women and girls.
As of Sunday night, the White House has two new occupants: US First Lady Melania Trump and her son Barron have finally moved in to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, 6 months after President Donald Trump arrived.