When Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States in Washington on Friday, Jan. 20, his family, including his wife, Melania Trump, and their young son, Barron, will undoubtedly be by his side. But come that Monday, it appears they won’t be staying with him in the White House.
The New York Post and TMZ.com report that the 46-year-old future first lady and the couple’s 10-year-old son will not make the move to the nation’s capital and will instead remain at Trump Tower in New York City to allow Barron to continue attending private school on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.
According to the Post, Melania “will travel to the White House as needed” and “her primary focus is on Barron.” The two may make the move to Washington after the end of the school year, the paper added, but currently “no plans are in place.”
A spokeswoman for the president-elect did not return a request seeking comment.
Jason Miller, communications director for the Trump Transition Team, told reporters that while the team had no formal statement on the matter, “there’s obviously a sensitivity” around the issue of pulling Barron out of school in the middle of the academic year.