Melania Trump has finally moved into the White House but Donald hasn’t tweeted about it yet

Ross McGuinness

Melania Trump has finally moved into the White House, five months after her husband’s inauguration as US president.

The First Lady announced on Sunday that she is back under the same roof as Donald Trump after spending the first half of this year living apart.

She and the couple’s son, Barron, 11, moved into the presidential mansion at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC.

Mrs Trump and her son had stayed behind in New York so Barron could finish the school year.


She was the first First Lady in recent years not to move to Washington immediately after the president took office.

She and Barron had been living in Trump Tower in New York while the president carried out his business in the White House.

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Mrs Trump tweeted a picture of the Washington Monument from the White House Red Room to tell her 7.3 million followers on Twitter.

She wrote: ‘Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home! #Movingday’.

The president and First Lady have been living apart for five months (Picture: Rex)

The president spent the weekend at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and had said on several occasions that his wife and son would move to the White House after the school year.

His wife’s decision to remain at Trump Tower had caused severe traffic problems and security issues in the heart of New York.

Mr Trump has not yet tweeted about his wife and son’s arrival at the White House, but he did take the time to promote his daughter Ivanka’s appearance on US television on Monday morning.


Ivanka was appointed an adviser to her father at the White House.

Mrs Trump said last month that Barron will attend a private school in Maryland in the autumn. He will enter the sixth grade at St Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac.

Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, wrote on Twitter: ‘It’s official! @FLOTUS & Barron have made the move to DC! #WelcomeHome’.

Melania Trump stayed largely out of sight during her husband’s presidential campaign and was an absent first lady at the outset of the administration, staying in New York and focusing on Barron.

But she has slowly been raising her profile at the White House, including joining the president when foreign leaders and their spouses visit, co-hosting the annual Easter Egg Roll and holding some solo events.

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