Melania Trump Won’t Move to White House: Not Unprecedented
Jackie Kennedy about to helicopter off away from the White House for one of her famous “Thursday-to-Tuesday” weekends at her private home in pastoral Virginia, her daughter seated on her lap. The Trumps in their apartment home. Melania Trump, the president-elect’s spouse and their 10-year old son Baron will remain at their New York apartment through at least the end of the spring 2017 school year, it was announced earlier this week. The decision does not necessarily mean she will be separated from Donald Trump, given his suggestion that he will use the White House to essentially conduct work but living as often as possible at the New York apartment. Barron Trump stares at his parents interacting on Election Night. The decision is apparently being made to permit the youngest of Trump’s five children by three wives time to reasonably adjust to the high-visibility and high-security home life to be had on the second floor of the nation’s most famous and continuously-occupied residence. Despite all the glamorous backstory of Mrs. Trump’s career as an uber fashion model, she has intently focused all of her attention on protecting and raising her son. Mrs. Trump embraces her son as an infant in the gold apartment they call home. A talented linguist who speaks five languages herself, she’s taught him to speak her own native Slovenian, although he has not been strictly home-schooled. Also, while uniformly supportive of her husband, she has shown scant interest in any derivative personal glory she can garner from her husband’s publicly flamboyant words and deeds. Melania Trump exits New York restaurant Serafina with her son Barron. (TMZ) Yet even by not living with the visibility of White House occupancy, Melania and Barron Trump are already experiencing the often oppressive nature of presidential fame. Taking her son out for lunch on a school-day off last week at the New York City Italian restaurant Serafina, inside the bubble of Secret Service agents, their presence stirred rapid-word-of-mouth momentum even outside the eatery. By the time they left, there was a thick crowd of curious public waiting on the sidewalk, aiming
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Categories: First Families, First Ladies, The Kennedys, The Trumps
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