The first family is back together under the same roof after Melania and Barron Trump moved to the White House
After 5 months of living apart, the President Trump’s wife and their son have moved to the presidential mansion.
Melania and Barron broke the tradition by living at Trump Tower in New York so that their son could finish the school year without any interruptions. Meanwhile, the president lived and worked at the White House.
“Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home! #Movingday,” the first lady posted on Twitter after arriving at the White House
During the weekend, the president stayed at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and mentioned on several occasions that his wife and son were on their way to moving to the White House as soon as the school year ended. Trump’s 71st birthday is on Wednesday, but received his gift a few days earlier.
Regarding Barron’s further education, the first lady said that he will attend a private school in Maryland in the fall. Her statement answered one of the most asked questions that has surrounded the Trump family during their unusual living situation.
Barron will enter the sixth grade at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Maryland. The presidential couple has four older children: Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany.
During her husband’s presidential campaign, Melania has mainly stayed out of sight and was an absent first lady. She stayed in New York and focused on Barron. However, she has slowly began raising her profile at the White House, by joining the president when foreign leaders and their spouses visited.
She recently accompanied the president on his nine-day trip through Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium and therefore marked her first extended turn as a first lady.
Now that she is at the White House, pressure will build up for her to be seen more active. She mentioned during the campaign that she will work on the issue of cyberbullying. However, she made no further announcements on the matter. Furthermore, she has shown interest in topics such as military veterans and empowering women and girls.
“I do think once she’s in D.C. There will be more pressure for her to be working on something that’s her own, that’s helping some segment of the population because that’s what first ladies are supposed to do,” said Jean Harris, professor of political science and women’s studies at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.