The First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, along with the president’s son Barron, 11, will be heading over to live in Washington, D.C. very soon, confirmed the White House.
One White House official told PEOPLE magazine that the president’s wife along with their youngest child will be moving from their Trump Tower home in NYC to the US White House located in the nation’s capital during the summer, in accordance with their previous plan to let Barron finish his school year before they relocated.
Hesitation To Move
Ahead of the President inauguration, multiple sources said to PEOPLE that Melania, a former model who is now 46, was initially hesitant to reside in the capital.
“Melania wants to stay in New York while her son goes to school,” said a source from Palm Beach. “I don’t know if she will ever live away from New York full-time, especially with her son in school there. She loves her home in Manhattan and her independent life.”
Another different insider said to PEOPLE that Melania intends on going to Washington when she is able for it.
“Melania has spent a lot less time in Palm Beach since Barron has been in school,” the source said to PEOPLE. “She has rarely been in Palm Beach except for family holidays and charity fundraisers where she and her husband have shared the chairmanship. I see a similar pattern for her duties in Washington.”
A different social source completely stated that “Melania is a great mother and that is her most important role.”
Issues With Trump Tower Residence
Critics rebuked Melania regarding their view of her failure to accept the role of First Lady socially, and the high price of protection for her and Barron in the Trump Tower, which New York police stated costs from $127,000 to $146,000 daily.