12 Jun 2017

Melania moves to White House at last

9:23 pm on 12 June 2017

Melania Trump and son Barron have moved into the White House - five months after her husband Donald took office as US President.

US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania and their son Barron return to the White House after a trip to New Jersey.

US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania and their son Barron return to the White House after a trip to New Jersey. Photo: AFP

Mrs Trump and the couple's 11-year-old son had stayed behind in New York so Barron could finish the school year.

The decision was seen as strange by some, as she was the first presidential spouse in recent years not to relocate to the capital immediately.

Her predecessor, Michelle Obama, even moved to Washington early to get her daughters settled in their new school.

The First Lady appeared delighted by the move, tweeting a picture looking out across the White House lawn, marking the occasion.

The move will also no doubt be welcomed by New Yorkers, who have footed a hefty security bill keeping the First Family safe in Trump Tower.

Their presence in the Big Apple has also been known to create a few traffic problems. The New York Post warned of a potential "traffic apocalypse" if they did not make the move.

- BBC

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