First lady Melania Trump and the youngest Trump child arrived to spend their first night as official residents of the White House on Sunday, almost five months after President Trump was inaugurated.
Barron Trump becomes first boy to live in the White House since 3yo John F. Kennedy Jr. in 1963.
— TRUMP 24/7 (@MichaelDelauzon) June 12, 2017
Mother and son broke with tradition by living at Trump Tower in New York since the inauguration so that Barron, now 11, could finish the school year uninterrupted; the president lived and worked at the White House.
“Looking forward to the memories we’ll make in our new home! #Movingday,” the first lady tweeted Sunday evening after she and Barron arrived at the White House with Trump. The tweet accompanied a photo of the Washington Monument as seen from the White House Red Room.
The president spent the weekend at his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and had said on several occasions that his wife and son would move to the White House after the school year. Trump celebrates his 71st birthday on Wednesday and got his gift a few days early.
Mrs. Trump said last month that Barron will attend a private school in Maryland in the fall, an announcement that answered one of the lingering questions surrounding the Trump family’s unusual living arrangement. It also pointed toward a coming move to the White House.
One remaining question had to do with a move-in date, and Mrs. Trump answered it Sunday.
Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, confirmed the move by email and on Twitter.
“It’s official! @FLOTUS & Barron have made the move to DC! #WelcomeHome,” Grisham tweeted.
Barron will enter the sixth grade at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland, in the fall. Trump has four older children — Don Jr., Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany — among his two ex-wives. Ivanka Trump has taken a White House job as an adviser to her father.