Mrs. Trump Goes to Washington: Melania to Move Into White House, 5 Months After Inauguration
The first lady and son Barron will be packing their bags and moving out of their Trump Tower penthouse.
Nearly five months after the inauguration, Melania Trump is finally moving into the White House.
Donald Trump's aides hope she will bring a breath of fresh air into the residence, where the president is described as "isolated... lonely and cheerless" without her and "lashing out at aides,” according to Politico.
The first lady and their son, Barron, are said to be busy packing their bags as they make the final preparations to leave the penthouse at Trump Tower.
Moving day is reportedly next Wednesday, which happens to be the president's 71st birthday.
The New York Times recently described the president as roaming the White House in his bathrobe, angry at media coverage. The White House denied the report.
James Comey's testimony before the Senate Thursday, in which he repeatedly called the president a liar, did nothing to lift the commander in chief's dour mood.
Early Friday, President Trump tweeted: “Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication... and wow, Comey is a leaker!”
Despite so many false statements and lies, total and complete vindication...and WOW, Comey is a leaker!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 9, 2017
Insiders say the first lady is expected to be a stabilizing force.
“In many ways she can limit some of that excessive, almost hyper activity that has been going on,” Katherine Sibly, Ph.D, Saint John’s University told Inside Edition. “Many people around him would like to see him mitigated and I think she will have a salutatory role there.”
The unusual delay in moving into the White House was caused by concerns over 11-year-old Barron’s schooling. Melania Trump wanted him to finish out the school year in New York.
The young man will attend St. Andrew's Episcopal, a $40,000-a-year prep school 20 miles from Washington.
Melania's Slovenian parents, who have been helping care for Barron at Trump Tower, are expected to be frequent guests at the White House, but they won't be moving in.
“I think having his son around, his young son will be a really good distraction for him and in some ways, humanize his approach to things," Sibly told Inside Edition.
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