Amid reports of outrage that Melania Trump has not been seen in public since the inauguration, the First Lady has announced her imminent move to Washington, D.C. Mrs. Trump is also making news with the hiring of a Chief of Staff. While focusing on her son Barron and his education in New York, Trump’s plans for this summer’s move have now been released.
Senior Adviser to the First Lady Stephanie Winston Wolkoff told ABC News, “Mrs. Trump will be moving to D.C. and settling into the White House at the end of the school year, splitting her time between New York and D.C. in the meantime. She is honored to serve this country and is taking the role and responsibilities of the First Lady very seriously.”
The confirmation comes after a rumor sparked by tabloids last Wednesday, saying that the First Lady and her 10-year-old son were not considering a move to Washington, D.C. from New York City.
Later on Wednesday, the White House also announced that Lindsay Reynolds would be joining the First Lady’s team as her Chief of Staff. “I am putting together a professional and highly experienced team which will take time to do things properly,” the First Lady said in a White House release.
Apart from being the First Lady’s Chief of Staff, Reynolds is also an assistant to the President. But in her capacity as Chief of Staff, Reynolds will be in charge of “managing the agenda and day-to-day operations” of the First Lady’s office.
“It has been an honor to take the responsibility of the position of First Lady, with its long history as an important representative of the President, our family, and the traditions of our nation around the world,” the First Lady said in the statement.