- Lamar Salter
Melania Trump is expected to move into the White House next week, according to a Politico report on Wednesday.
The first lady will be leaving her current residence in New York City’s Trump Tower and join President Donald Trump in Washington on June 14, according to the report, which cited people familiar with her plans. The date coincides with Trump’s 71st birthday.
Melania Trump stayed in New York with the couple’s son Barron after the election in order for Barron to finish the school year at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. In doing so, Melania Trump became the only first lady in recent memory to delay a move to the White House.
The report also said that Melania Trump’s parents, Victor and Amalija Knavs, will begin making more appearances at the White House, although they will not move to Washington full time. The two have been helping take care of their grandson in Trump Tower.
Melania Trump has largely shied away from the public role typical of most first ladies, but White House aides hope she can rein in the president behind the scenes.
“She’s a strong influence and personality, and I think she comforts him,” Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, told Politico.