First lady Melania Trump and 10-year-old son Barron Trump are reportedly staying firmly put in New York City for the time being, though the pair joined President Donald Trump during his latest trip to Mar-a-Lago, what he calls the "Winter White House" in Palm Beach, Florida, this weekend.
The president, the first lady and their youngest son were absent from first daughter Ivanka Trump's spring break trip to Aspen, Colorado, where she and here brothers, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, reunited away from business and politics for a weekend of skiing at the posh resort city.
The first lady has been mostly reclusive since her husband assumed the presidency in January. She has neither moved into the White House nor has she appointed a press secretary. Instead, she has mostly stayed out of the limelight by remaining at the couple's $100 million Trump Towers penthouse.
Melania Trump was, however, present with the president and their son at the family's Mar-a-Lago estate this past weekend, and was joined by her mother and father.
Donald Trump visited the resort property after wrapping up a week in Washington, D.C., reportedly spending several hours golfing at the Trump International Golf Club, despite White House officials telling reporters the president only played "very little" golf while away from the White House.
The first lady's whereabouts have remained a contentious talking point surrounding the Trumps’ unprecedented transition from a multibillion-dollar New York business empire to the first family of the United States.
The most recent reports indicated last week that Melania Trump would be moving into the White House in June, when Barron Trump ends his school year in New York before likely transitioning to the Sidwell Friends School, the most common school used by president’s children during their time in office, commonly referred to as "the Harvard of Washington’s private schools."
The White House has declined to comment on the first family’s living arrangements, asking for privacy while the first son continues his schooling.