Though Donald, 70, and his wife Melania announced in November that the first lady would relocate from New York City to Washington D.C. once their 10-year-old son Barron finished up the school year, a family insider reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that may not happen. "They will reevaluate toward the end of the school year if they will keep this arrangement or if Melania and Barron will move to Washington," says the source. "They could go either way right now. They will ultimately do what's best for Barron."
Though living 200 miles apart is unprecedented for a president and first lady, it suits the fiercely independent Donald just fine. When ABC News anchor David Muir asked January 25 if not having Melania, 46, or Barron around left him feeling lonely, he responded, "No, because I end up working longer. And that's OK."
For the time being, Donald, Melania and Barron will take turns shuttling 90 minutes door to door between their $100 million triplex apartment at 721 Fifth Avenue and the White House. In a January 25 New York Times article, Donald declared, "They'll come down on weekends."
First lady Melania Trump said in a lawsuit Monday that her lucrative personal brand was damaged by an online article that alleged she worked as an escort in the 1990s.
The suit, filed in New York Supreme Court, said the Mail Online, in its August article hit just as Trump was about to enter the White House and embark on a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, as an extremely famous and well-known person.”
More explicitly, the suit claims the article “impugned her fitness to perform her duties as First Lady of the United States.”
It references several pending “multi-million dollar business relationships” for clothing, shoes, jewelry cosmetics and perfume.
Indeed, records show the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a trademark to “MELANIA” in 2013 for cosmetics.
Melania Trump's developing role as first lady took an unconventional turn Friday when she wasn't in Washington to escort the wife of the visiting Japanese prime minister around town, a typical FLOTUS responsibility.
But she did greet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife, Akie Abe, when they and President Trump arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland to board Air Force One bound for a weekend getaway at the Trumps' Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Mrs. Trump arrived separately, possibly from New York where she is still living, and greeted the president on the tarmac, according to the White House pool report from the scene at the base. (She was wearing a dark top over white wide-legged palazzo pants, with a dark coat flung over her shoulders in the chilly Washington weather.)
Together, all four got on the presidential jet, accompanied also by Trump's elder daughter, Ivanka Trump and her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, for the trip to Florida. Once on board, Mrs. Trump stood silently next to her husband as he answered questions from reporters on board.