Melania Trump Won't Be Moving to the White House With Barron This Winter

It looks like the first boy to live in the White House in more than 50 years won't be packing his suitcase just yet. Barron Trump and his mom, Melania, are said to remain in New York following Donald Trump's inauguration so the fourth grader can finish out his school year at his Manhattan prep school. 


Barron might have appeared on The Apprentice alongside his famous dad, but perhaps he's not quite ready to be uprooted midyear. Following one of the most divisive elections in history, it could be good for him to have a chance to finish out the year among this classmates and get back into his regular routine now that campaigning is behind him.  

Though this seems like an unusual situation for the first family to be living in separate states, no one knows what's best for a child better than his own parents. 

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A source told the New York Post, "Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign ... The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum."

It makes sense. This 10-year-old has probably already been exposed to more than most of us will see or hear in our lifetimes. Offering him a few months of normalcy before he moves to DC could be the best thing for him. 

When asked about this unusual living arrangement and when his wife and child will join him in the White House, Donald Trump confirmed to reporters, "Very soon. After he's finished with school."

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While the children of presidents are often considered off-limits, we're sure plenty of critics will come out of the woodwork to judge the Trumps' decision, just as they did when it was announced that Malia Obama would be delaying her entrance to Harvard by taking a gap year.

In both cases, it seems these presidential parents are extremely hands-on moms and dads and know what's in the best interest of their children.

We also have to remember: These kids didn't ask to be thrust into the spotlight. So it's important that they have a chance to grow up with the privacy and respect any of their peers enjoy.  

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