NEW YORK, U.S. - From armoured cars and regular building checks to safeguarding Barron Trump from a notorious criminal gang that operates on the very block where his school is located - the ...
• Trump and Melania show concern over pulling out their youngest son out of school
• Social media reacts to Melania Trump not moving into the White House
• Melania Trump confirms her primary focus is her son Barron
NEW YORK, U.S. - From armoured cars and regular building checks to safeguarding Barron Trump from a notorious criminal gang that operates on the very block where his school is located - the Secret Service would have a busy time in NYC, where the FLOTUS and her son would be based after January.
The implications of the decision made by incoming First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump of not moving into the White House are wide ranging and troublesome.
Melania Trump has reportedly decided not to move to the White House immediately after Donald Trump assumes Presidency in January.
Melania and Barron Trump will instead stay at the Trump Tower penthouse in NYC so that Barron can keep going to his private Manhattan school.
President-elect Donald Trump also confirmed that Melania Trump and their ten-year-old son, Barron, will remain in New York after the inauguration, but that they would move in “Very soon. After he's finished with school.”
Jason Miller, communications director of Trump's transition team, talked of some “sensitivity to move the boy out of his New York school in the middle of a school year.”
New York Post quoted a source as saying, "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.”
Earlier this year, Melania Trump had stressed that her son, Barron, was her main focus amid the 2016 presidential campaign.
She had said, “My husband is on the road a lot and he's travelling a lot, and he's not home much, but it's all about the schedule, it's all about Barron's school and homework and after school programs. So when we are in New York, our schedule didn't change much, and I want to keep it that way because I'm at home raising my child.”
While people took this as a sign of a dedicated mother, many criticised Melania for running away from her responsibilities as Flotus.
“If she cared that much, she should have told her husband to drop out or she’d divorce him for the sake of the kid,” one user tweeted.
Another said, “She’s first the First Lady. She’s not the first mother either. They need to get it together.”
Yet another user said, "First Family resides in White House as a symbol of our country to us and the world. Melania Trump's decision is appalling."
A supporter, however, tweeted, "Good, this is what most responsible parents do with a child Barron's age."
People have raised concerns and have questioned authorities on whether or not Donald Trump would be able to handle all the responsibilities at the White House.
Melania reportedly said that she would visit the White House when needed.
People also stated that Melania, staying over in NYC would cost the taxpayers more money in security and resources.
According to reports, Barron will be driven to school in an armoured car and a team of Secret Service agents will have to check the building to ensure it’s safe for him.
Moreover, an undisclosed number of Secret Service agents will be assigned to Melania and Barron, a source explained.
This has put the Secret Service facing two unexpected challenges, including serious traffic issues outside Barron’s New York City prep school, and a dangerous criminal gang that has been wreaking havoc on the very block where the school is located.
So far in the history of the United States, only two First Ladies have not made the White House their home when their husbands served as commander-in-chief.
Martha Washington gave it a skip as it was yet to be built, while Anna Harrison didn't take up residence as her husband died before she could enter the White House.