First Lady Set To Move To White House Next Week

Friday, June 9th 2017, 3:26 am
By: News 9

First lady Melania Trump is expected to move to her new residence in the White House next week, according to a report by Politico on Thursday. 

Mrs. Trump had previously stated she would wait until her son, Barron Trump, finished out the remainder of the school year at a private school on New York's Upper West Side. The family had expressed "sensitivity" about moving their son to the White House, according to Trump's transitional team. 

CBS News confirmed that Barron will be attending St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland next year. 

The first lady said the family is excited for Barron to attend the school, saying that it is known for its "diverse community and commitment to academic excellence."

"The mission of St. Andrew's is 'to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service,' all of which appealed to our family.  We look forward to the coming school years at St. Andrew's," said the first lady in a statement.

Politico reports that according to people familiar with the family's planning, the official move is set to take place on Wednesday, June 14.

The long-anticipated move comes after much speculation over Mrs. Trump's role as first lady when she made it clear she would be staying in New York after Mr. Trump was elected to office. The White House previously told CBS News that Mrs. Trump is looking forward to being here full time once Barron is out of school, but this is still her new home." 

Much like their predecessors, the first family is expected to have some extra help around the White House in the form of Mrs. Trump's parents -- Victor and Amalija Knavs. While there are no plans for the two to move in full time, as former first lady Michelle Obama's mother Marian Robinson did, they will be active in continuing to help care for Barron as they currently do at Trump Tower.

The often-quiet Mrs. Trump has been seen more in the public eye as of late, accompanying her husband on his first foreign trip as president, where she shared a small joke with Pope Francis in a private meeting over a traditional Eastern European dessert. Mrs. Trump also visited with sick children at various hospitals and met with students at schools over the course of the trip. 

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