Sources close to FLOTUS say she’s been shipping items to her Florida and New York residences and that she’s ready to go home.
While Donald Trump has yet to concede the presidency, Melania Trump is making plans for a future outside of the White House. According to inside sources, the First Lady has been busy for the past couple of weeks shipping items to the couple’s New York and Florida homes and tasking emissaries to find out what’s available for her family’s life post-presidency.
CNN reports that Melania “just wants to go home.” When discussing her husband’s possible 2024 bid for a second term as president, a source says “that might not go over well” with the soon to be former FLOTUS.
Two sources familiar with White House proceedings said Melania tasked Marcia Lee Kelly, a special government employee, to discreetly ask members of the Office Management and Budget whether there were tax payer funds available for former first ladies. There are not.
“While there are post-presidential perks for such things for the outgoing commander in chief, budgets to set up an official office and staff and cover some travel costs, there is nothing from the government for any first lady, save a paltry $20,000-a-year pension, which is paid out only if her husband dies,” explains CNN.
During her home stretch as a White House resident, Melania has remained busy by shaping her legacy, specifically selecting china to leave for future administrations and figuring out a new twist on the memoirs that are usually published once first ladies leave the White House. She seems to be interested in a “photo-centric coffee table book,” one that discusses White House hospitality and the redesign projects she’s taken up over the past four years. We wish her all the best.