After delay, Trump's family joins him in White House




  • In World
  • 2017-06-12 01:34:21Z
  • By AFP
US President Donald Trump has been joned in the White House by First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron
US President Donald Trump has been joned in the White House by First Lady Melania Trump and their son Barron  

Washington (AFP) - As of Sunday night, the White House has two new occupants: US First Lady Melania Trump and her son Barron have finally moved in to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Six months after President Donald Trump arrived, the Slovenia-born former model and the couple's 11-year-old son joined him, an aide to the First Lady told AFP.

The pair had previously stayed in New York so that Barron could complete the school year. He is expected to attend St. Andrews Episcopal school, just outside Washington, in the 2017-2018 session.

Before reaching the capital Melania and Barron descended the steps of Air Force One alongside President Trump at Joint Base Andrews, with the youngster -- decked in a tee-shirt that read 'The Expert' -- playing with a fidget spinner.

Melania's parents had joined them for the short flight from Bedminster, New Jersey, where Trump had spent the weekend at his golf course.

After arriving at the White House Melania tweeted a picture from a window looking on to the South Lawn and the Washington Monument.

"Looking forward to the memories we'll make in our new home! #Movingday" she wrote.

Melania is the first First Lady in modern history to delay her arrival in Washington after an election win.

During the week at least, Trump had been living alone in the vast, private quarters of the White House as he fends off the flood of reporting over Russia having allegedly meddled in the 2016 US election with the aim of helping him defeat Hillary Clinton.

The first lady has mostly kept a low profile since her real estate mogul husband became president.

Arguably, her biggest public outing came last month when she and Trump visited the Middle East and Europe on a trip that the White House later praised as a resounding success.

COMMENTS

More Related News

Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media
Alarm, Denial, Blame: The Pro-Trump Media's Coronavirus Distortion

On Feb. 27, two days after the first reported case of the coronavirus spreading inside a community in the United States, Candace Owens was underwhelmed. "Now we're all going to die from Coronavirus," she wrote sarcastically to her 2 million Twitter followers, blaming a "doomsday cult

China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says
China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says

(Bloomberg) -- China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it's suffered from the disease, the U.S. intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three U.S. officials.The officials asked

Trump Confronts a New Reality Before an Expected Wave of Disease and Death
Trump Confronts a New Reality Before an Expected Wave of Disease and Death

WASHINGTON -- Five weeks ago, when there were 60 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United States, President Donald Trump expressed little alarm. "This is a flu," he said. "This is like a flu." He was still likening it to an ordinary flu as late as Friday.By Tuesday, however

Barack Obama Takes Rare Public Swipe At Donald Trump Over Coronavirus Response
Barack Obama Takes Rare Public Swipe At Donald Trump Over Coronavirus Response

Obama also urged voters to "demand better of our government."

White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus
White House projects 100K to 240K US deaths from virus
  • World
  • 2020-03-31 22:12:28Z

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a "rough two-week period" ahead as the White House released new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. "We really believe we can do a lot better than that," said Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force. Trump called American efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus "a matter of life and death" and urged the public to heed his administration's guidelines.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *

Cancel reply

Comments

Top News: World