Melania Trump and her son, Barron, are set to move to Washington, D.C., next week — on June 14, to be exact. The First Lady of the United States chose to stay back in New York after her husband’s inauguration so that Barron could finish up the school year. Now, the time has come for the Trumps to live in the White House as a family, and, some say, the timing couldn’t be better.
“Her presence is not going to stop any investigations, but at a time when this particular presidency needs an air of stability, it might lend that. The move helps to give the impression that the president is currently in a stable, solid marriage and that his home life is under control,” Katherine Jellison, a history professor at Ohio University who specializes in first lady studies, told Politico.
Many feel that Melania Trump’s more constance presence will be a good thing for the President.
“I’m very happy she’s moving here. She’s a strong influence and personality, and I think she comforts him,” former Trump campaign aide Sam Nunberg told Politico.
This move could be exactly what President Trump needs to further settle into his role as Commander in Chief.
“I do think Donald listens to his wife and respects her opinions on things tremendously,” Newsmax CEO Chris Ruddy told Politico.
Melania Trump has been spending more time at the White House lately, filling out her staff and making some tweaks to the East Wing. Little by little, Melania will make the White House feel more like home, which is something that she, Barron, and even President Trump can benefit greatly from.
Politico reports that the First Lady’s parents, Victor and Amalija Knavs, will also be in D.C. from time to time, helping care for Barron and helping make the transition easier.
In the fall, Barron, 11, will head to his new school, St. Andrew’s, in Potomac, a 20-minute ride from the White House.