Future First Lady Melania Trump will not be moving into the White House when President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated in January. The New York Post reports that Melania has decided to stay at Trump Tower in New York City, rather than move into the White House. Jason Miller, Donald’s communications director, has confirmed this plan. But it’s not what you think. Melania staying back in New York is actually a good idea.
Melania will not be alone. Their ten-year-old son, Barron, will be with her. While the Trump team has hesitated to discuss the plan, with the leak of the disclosure, Miller has been forced to address the situation. And the reason Melania will not move into the White House is a good one.
“There’s obviously a sensitivity to pulling their ten-year-old out of school in the middle of the school year,” said Miller. Another source close to the campaign confirmed, “Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they became closer during the campaign. It was difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum.”
While Melania will travel to Washington, D.C. “as needed,” a full family move will not take place until after the end of the current school year.
Not everyone agrees with this decision, of course. One person has gone to Twitter, stating, “This is a disgrace to the White House and the American people.”
I, for one, applaud Melania’s decision. She is actually putting her son’s well-being ahead of the desire of the media to gaze into her family’s every move.
In The Working Mom Manifesto, Heather Schuck wrote, “Our children want more than presents; they want our PRESENCE.” James Dobson says that when a child turns ten years of age, he will have spent half the time with his parents that he will spend in his lifetime.
Melania Trump is right to put Barron first. She is giving her son the greatest gift she has – her presence. There will be plenty of time to live under the spotlight of the White House Press.