As a hands-on parent who took her role as a mother seriously, soon-to-be first lady Melania Trump reportedly demanded that her son Barron first finish school before she and he relocated to the White House.
“Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign,” a source within President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team told the New York Post. “The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum.”
The plan reportedly was for the 46-year-old wife and her 10-year-old son to remain together at the Trump Tower penthouse in New York City until the end of this school year, if not longer.
“She is really devoted to Barron,” the source added, noting that Melania preferred to provide first-hand parenting versus hiring nannies to raise her son — or any other children she might have, presumably — for her.
Rather than praise the incoming first lady for her dedication to quality parenting, however, liberals reportedly chose to lash out at her for wasting taxpayer money. Their ire lay with the costs associated with Melania and Barron remaining at Trump Tower.
“The Secret Service is going to have to keep that whole area cordoned off so that some wacko can’t get close and detonate a car bomb,” a security expert explained to the Post.
The argument could have been made that these were worthwhile expenses, but not everyone agreed.
“Who is paying for the extra security costs?” complained one naysayer on the New York Post’s Facebook page. “That would be you, the hard pressed American tax payer, yet you were promised smaller, less expensive government. Trump lied.”