Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, will not be moving to the White House after Trump’s inauguration in January 20, 2017, says New York Post.
Melania Trump, 46, and their son Barron, 10, will continue living at the family’s Trump Tower penthouse so that Barron can continue attending the Upper West private school.
“Melania Trump is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign,” a source close to Trump’s transition team told The Post.
“The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum.”
Another source said Melania Trump will travel to the White House as needed, but that her primary focus is on Barron.
“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 familiar with the Trump transition.
That source said there is a possibility that Melania and Barron may move to the White House at the end of the school year, but currently there is no such a plan.
“She is really devoted to Barron,” said a source close to the family.
Melania Trump has not relied on house helps to raise Barron and is frequently seen picking the fourth-grader up from his prep school, says The Post.
The decision to remain at the Trump Tower will increase the security presence around the building situated at the Manhattan borough of New York.
The Post says securing Trump Tower will be an effort that will involve both Secret Service and the NYPD, an expert familiar with high-level security told The Post.
“That building is going to become the White House of New York,” a former Delta Force commander and president of TigerSwan, Jim Reese, told The 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,” added Mr Reese.
Strict security measures around Trump Tower will remain in place, with two of the five lanes on Fifth Avenue between East 56th and 57th streets closed because of barriers, said officials at a joint NYPD, Secret Service and City Hall news conference Friday.
Barron and Melania Trump will each have an unknown number of Secret Service agents assigned to them in addition to a driver and armored vehicle to take Barron to school, Reese said. An advance team of agents will swoop down on the school each morning to make sure it’s safe, he added.