Barron Trump, Mom Melania Are Moving To The White House; 11-Year-Old Makes Rare Public Appearance
It is definite! Barron Trump and his mom Melania are moving into the White House to join his father, President Donald Trump. Reports say the 11-year-old will be in the capital once the current school year is done.
Barron is expected to join his parents in the summer when school closes, as per Mediaite. Barron has been attending a private school in New York and continued to live in the city even as his dad assumed the highest post in Washington last January.
White House staffers are reportedly preparing the rooms for both Barron and Melania with fresh coats of paint. Barron's parents are also done picking out his new school in Washington, which he will be attending in the fall. The school's name has not been disclosed.
The news comes as the Trumps' home arrangement has been the subject of controversy. Security logistics have to be in place in New York for Barron and Melania while the president takes care of the governments' affairs in Washinton. It costs New York taxpayers $24 million to maintain security for the First Family who reside at Trump Towers, according to Fortune.
The president told Mayor Bill de Blasio he will work out a way for the city's reimbursement for the added expenses. "On behalf of all New Yorkers, I appreciate him reaching out and saying that," de Blasio said, as per DNA Info.
Meanwhile, Barron joined his parents on March 17 for a rare appearance at the White House. The press was able to photograph the boy walking on the lawn with his parents on their way to the chopper that will take them to Mar-a-Lago in Florida, Heavy reported.
Some have noted Barron has gotten taller since the public saw him last at his father's inauguration. His parents have been fiercely protective of his privacy.