Donald Trump isn’t the only person in the Trump family who doesn’t seem to keen on the actual work of the office he ran for. Future First Lady Melania Trump is also going to be a part-time First Lady, according to a report in the New York Post.
“Future First Lady Melania Trump and son Barron will not be moving to the White House after Donald Trump’s inauguration in January,” Isabel Vincent in an exclusive for The New York Post reported Sunday morning.
They will be staying in Trump Tower so that their son Barron “can continue attending his Upper West Side private school,” according to sources who spoke with the Post.
“Another source said Melania Trump will travel to the White House as needed, but that her primary focus is on Barron.”
There is no need to get into the hypocrisy of Donald Trump’s child attending a $40,000.00 a year prep school when the right freaked out over the Obama girls attending the private Sidwell Friends School. The rules for the first black family were not the same. What was not acceptable for Obama to do is something Trump is entitled to do. That should make sense, given the Trump white nationalist team moving into the White House.
But what does really matter here is the casual disregard for the obligations and jobs of the offices both Melania Trump and her husband will seek. First, we hear that Trump doesn’t want to live in the White House and intends to spend his weekends in New York as if the Presidency is some kind of weekends off situation and now this.
The grace, dedication and competency with which First Lady Michelle Obama has approached her duties as First Lady are not going to be repeated, apparently. While Michelle Obama devoted her time to many causes including her effort with Dr. Jill Biden on Joining Forces, an effort to support military families, Melania Trump is unwilling to move her son to DC. Her time will be focused on her son, not the people of this country.
Perhaps that is for the best, really. But talk about entitlement. Why run for a job if you have no intention of doing it. Good luck to New Yorkers who live or work near Trump Tower, and sorry to the taxpayers for the extra expense of securing yet another building as the incoming First Family lives separately. That expense will also be justified by the Right, because after all, their people are entitled to special treatment whereas the family who actually worked for all Americans was not.
Conservatives are already spinning this as putting her son’s needs first. But what about her family unit, and what about the country? The role of First Lady is a full-time job.
I’m sure Michelle Obama would have preferred to stay at home in Chicago, but she didn’t want to be away from her husband. The Obama family eats together every day and cherishes their family time together.