President Donald Trump will finally be joined by his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, and son, 11-year-old Barron Trump, at the White House after the two officially moved out of their Manhattan apartment at Trump Tower, where they remained so that the younger Trump could finish out his school year in New York City.
The Trump family landed at Joint Base Andrews on Monday after spending the weekend at Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey. Photos taken at the scene showed Barron Trump carrying a backpack and a fidget spinner and wearing a shirt that read, “The Expert,” as he followed behind his parents.
Meanwhile, President Trump and Melania Trump held hands – as if to spite the firestorm of speculation that emerged when she appeared to swat his hand away during their first foreign trip – and appeared content.
The First Lady took to Twitter to express her excitement for the big move: “Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home,” Melania Trump wrote on Sunday evening, using the hashtag #MovingDay. She also posted a photo of the Washington Monument that was taken from the White House.
Melania Trump’s five-month delay in moving to the White House ignited a slew of theories as to why she hesitated, but the Trump family has long maintained that they did not want to uproot Barron Trump in the middle of the school year.
She has retained the services of interior designer Tham Kannalikham to redecorate the private living quarters of the First Family, which consists of over a dozen rooms sprawled across two floors of the historic residence. While Congress allocates $100,000 for renovations – which usually includes changing out the furniture, bedding, and decorations – the Trumps can follow in the footsteps of the Obamas and pay for the work themselves.