It was previously reported that #DonaldTrump was considering only living at the #WhiteHouse part time and retreating to his penthouse at #TrumpTower for the remainder of the week. Now it appears that his wife and young son won’t be living at the White House either.
Following the inauguration in January, #MelaniaTrump and 10 year old son #BarronTrump will continue living at Trump Tower so that Barron can continue attending his Upper West Side private school.
“Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign,” a source close to Trump’s transition team tells the #NewYorkPost. “The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum.”
Melania’s primary focus will be on Barron, though she will still travel to the White House as needed.
“Melania is very supportive of her husband and is fully on board of doing everything that’s needed as first lady,” another source says.
It’s possible Barron and Melania will move to the White House at the end of the school year but official plans have not been confirmed.
In the meantime this means security will be at an all time high at Trump Tower.
“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. “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.”
Prepare for a heavy #SecretService and #NYPD presence. Traveling around Trump Tower will be difficult too. #NYPost reports that strict security measures around Trump Tower will remain in place, with two of the five lanes on Fifth Avenue between West 56th and 57th streets closed because of barriers.