It appears that on January 20, 2017, Donald Trump will be moving into the White House alone.
According to The New York Post, Melania Trump and her son, Barron, will not move to the White House after Trump takes the oath of office.
Sources told the newspaper that Melania and Barron will remain in New York City so Barron can continue attending school on the Upper West Side. A source told the Post, “Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign. The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum.”
From The New York Post:
“She is really devoted to Barron,” said a source close to the family, adding that Melania has not relied on nannies to raise the child and is frequently seen picking the fourth-grader up from his prep school, where tuition is north of $40,000.
The decision to remain in their Midtown home will increase the security presence around Trump Tower — an effort that will involve both Secret Service and the NYPD, an expert familiar with high-level security told The Post.
“That building is going to become the White House of New York,” said Jim Reese, a former Delta Force commander and president of TigerSwan, a global security company based in North Carolina.
On a Sunday call with reporters, Donald Trump’s communications adviser, Jason Miller, said there is “sensitivity to pulling their 10-year-old out of school in the middle of the school year.”
“Melania is very supportive of her husband and is fully on board of doing everything that’s needed as first lady,” another source told the Post.
Of course, this situation will be a total nightmare for New Yorkers, as two of the five lanes on Fifth Avenue between West 56th and 57th streets will be closed off because of security barriers. Former Delta Force commander and president of global security company TigerSwan, Jim Reese, told the Post:
“Trump Tower is going to become the White House of New York. The Secret Service is going to have to keep that whole area cordoned off so that some wacko can’t get close and detonate a car bomb.”