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Has anyone else heard that Melania may choose Trump Tower to the Whitehouse permanently?

Asked by Aster (19949points) February 2nd, 2017

I wish I knew where I read it. She would have the penthouse and her cook; Barron has the entire apartment beneath hers.
I can’t imagine how Donald Trump would feel leaving the WH and traveling with the Secret Service to visit his wife every so often. It might wind up in the news.
Has anyone else heard about this? Does it sound like a good deal on Melania’s part?

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Patty_Melt's avatar

Melania never said that. It was speculated by some. She plans to stay only to finish out the school year so her son won’t face the trauma of switching schools in the middle of the year.

Aster's avatar

Yes; I heard that weeks ago but today I heard she is deciding to just stay there. We shall see.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Lifestyles of the rich and famous. Utterly meaningless to me. This is a major SO WHAT, if it’s true.

Look at this way – he can have his mistresses visit him in the White House, and she can have her courtesans visit her in NY. Everybody wins.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

There is an anonymous claim in US Magazine.

Even if it’s valid, it doesn’t indicate a commitment either way.

Though Donald, 70, and his wife Melania announced in November that the first lady would relocate from New York City to Washington D.C. once their 10-year-old son Barron finished up the school year, a family insider reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that may not happen. “They will reevaluate toward the end of the school year if they will keep this arrangement or if Melania and Barron will move to Washington,” says the source. “They could go either way right now. They will ultimately do what’s best for Barron.”

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

I’m not surprised at all. She seems quite sane compared to Donny and, under her unique circumstances, appears to be a very concerned mother. Her marriage to this man may have been one of convenience, or it may have simply developed into one, but the fact is I believe Melania to be a much better person that he is and it isn’t surprising at all to me that she would prefer to live apart from him and his mania.

Cruiser's avatar

I read today that she has plans to move into the White House this summer.

I could have posted….Melania is possibly reconsidering moving to Washington and we don’t yet know for sure but have heard from unreliable sources she is re-evaluating her modeling career and maybe, just maybe then set up residency in the South of France.

JLeslie's avatar

I have no idea what she plans to do. What I’ve heard is she is just finishing the school year in NY.

If she decides to stay in Trump tower I see no big problem with it in terms of optics. Her husband seems to be the type of man who has to have sex on some sort of regular basis so it might be bad for their relationship.

They can live apart and see each other every so often. People do it all of the time.

As long as her security won’t cost the American people more in NY than DC, I could care less where she lives.

Call_Me_Jay's avatar

As long as her security won’t cost the American people more in NY than DC

She will stay in NYC. The Secret Service alone is reported to be paying $3M/year rent in Trump Tower.

$3M free money for staying in their own home. Trump will not pass up that opportunity to soak the taxpayers.

Cruiser's avatar

@JLeslie How can sex on a regular basis be bad for a relationship?

JLeslie's avatar

@Cruiser Did I word it wrong? I’m so tired. If she isn’t in DC and they might have to go two months without seeing each other, that’s a long time if they usually have sex every week.

@Call_Me_Jay Of course that’s an outrage. The optics of that is for shit. I’m not sure why they need an entire floor? For sure Trump doesn’t have to charge an exorbitant price. Any price is a huge conflict no matter what.

I don’t think she should feel forced to live in DC, I do think they shouldn’t make money on the deal.

MrGrimm888's avatar

Why is this a surprise? She’s basically a slave. I wager she wants to spend as little time as possible with the old pervert…

JLeslie's avatar

Don’t call her a slave. No one knows what it’s like in someone’s life or in their head.

LostInParadise's avatar

Like most people in the world, Melania does not appear to want to be politically involved. If she had displayed any interest in politics, it probably would have scared off Trump, posing a threat to his fragile ego.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Easy enough to Google. Rumor has it that she might. It will only cost half a million dollars a day in security, though, so it’s no big deal. It doesn’t cost that much to secure the White House BECAUSE IT’S ALREADY SECURE. They need to stay vigilant, sure, but they don’t have to start from fucking scratch like they do at Trump Tower.

I can’t get over this not wanting to have Barron switch schools. That’s pathetic.

@JLeslie …they might have to go two months without seeing each other, that’s a long time if they usually have sex every week. What??? A long time for who? I seriously doubt Melanie is just slobbering to get in the old, fat guy’s pants. As for Trump, he can get laid 5 times a night if he wants. All at the same time, by 5 different women if he wants. Well, if there are no 13 year olds available.

Dutchess_III's avatar

@LostInParadise Oh yes. His first wife, Ivanka, was SO into his construction that she’d go to the sites and read blue prints. I saw a video the other day where he whined, “It’s like coming home to a business man every night.” Pout. They divorced, of course. She was way too smart for his taste.

Cruiser's avatar

@Dutchess_III It was OK to throw billions into securing Chicago and Hawaii all those times Barry and his family ventured out from the White House but suddenly it is not so OK for a family member or two of Trump to be outside the iron curtain of the White House??

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not comparable, @Cruiser, and you know it. Stop already.

Cruiser's avatar

Seriously @Dutchess_III ?? How is it not comparable?

Dutchess_III's avatar

We are talking about not one, but TWO FULL TIME RESIDENCES that need the same amount of maximum security FULL TIME, 24/7 for the next 4 years.
Comparing Obama’s vacations to that is ridiculous. trump will have the exact same temporary security when he travels that Obama, and every other president has had. But in trumps case it will be on top of the half a million dollars a day NYC is spending to keep Trump Towers secure, 24/7, just so the baby won’t have to change schools in the middle of the year.

Do you seriously not see that? You’re a business man. You can do the math, right?

Cruiser's avatar

Ummm @Dutchess_III as an Illinois taxpayer I am more than painfully aware of the 24/7 security we had to pay for Barry’s Chicago residence his 8 years in office and again ask you how is your complaint about Trumps two places of residence any different?

JLeslie's avatar

@Dutchess_III I go months without sex because of the problems I have. I’m not saying it’s crazy for married couples to not have sex for months. I’m saying if the couple has sex every week they might be bothered when they are apart a few months at a time.

Or, some couples just hate to be apart. I’d say most movers and shakers are accustomed to being apart a lot.

Dutchess_III's avatar

As far as I know, Obama didn’t have a residence in Chicago that he or his family resided in 24/7 while he was president, or that they even visited, that required additional 24/7 maximum security, the same as the White House. Do have any proof to back up that claim @Cruiser?

@JLeslie It’s not the sex. It’s the orgasm. You know that. Trump can get that anywhere. As a woman, you might like to imagine the cozy, psychological intimacy that is (rarely) associated with it. I can not, for the life of me, imagine Trump having a cozy, psychological intimacy with anyone. He couldn’t care less as long as he gets his rocks off. I can only imagine Melania couldn’t care less because she doesn’t care for that bloated pig sweating and grunting on her. Do you really think they got married because of “love”?

If they hate to be apart then tell the kid,“Too bad. You’re moving.”

Patty_Melt's avatar

Every year, the real estate market is super hot between May and September.
Know why?
Because every parent who is moving, and can possibly swing it, will do their best to avoid switching their children’s schools during session.
I also know personally people who split their families in half for exactly the same reason.

I don’t think it matters to any of us whether the president is a cuddly husband or not, but I think claiming to know a person’s private habits or feelings based on how you feel about that individual is presumptive, and unnecessary.

JLeslie's avatar

WTH? I’m saying most wealthy people are accustomed to being apart at times. They flit around the world, visit family, travel for business. I doubt it phases the Trumps in the least to live in two different cities for 4 years. Especially, for just the rest of the school year.

I have many friends who live in different cities than their spouses for months and years.

I don’t know why you are talking about cuddly to me? My husband lived out of the country for almost a year after we had been married a few years. He travelled between 25%-50% the first 7 years of our marriage, except the year he was living in another country.

Dutchess_III's avatar

LOL @Cruiser! Two SUVs parked at either end of the block! Not quite the same security level as the White House or Trump Towers. They rarely visited there, like 4 times, maybe.

Now I wonder if all the presidents had private residences that required some level of protection as well. Never really thought of that before. And, come to think of it…doesn’t Trump own about 6 residences, all over the globe? They all will need security too.

But, again not comparable. Pretty sure it didn’t take $500,000 a day to sit in an SUV and babysit the Obama’s former residence, or any other president’s former residence. God, what a tedious job that would be!

Dutchess_III's avatar

@JLeslie You keep bringing up the “used to having sex every week” thing, like it’s some big deal. I suppose it might be a factor if Trump is committed to only having sex with each his wife, but what are the chances of that?

Cruiser's avatar

@Dutchess_III What you are failing to consider is the level of security detail Trump already has in place on his own dime that makes the SS look like Barney Fife in comparison.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I doubt. His personal security is a drop in the bucket compared to national security. But I’m sure he’s excited about saving a ton of money by having US citizens pay for it now.

Aster's avatar

So it sounds like the women on here are all a size four model types who consider Trump to be a sweaty, fat pig with whom they wouldn’t even have lunch with due to his being so ugly and disgusting. What an eye opener. Time for my workout and celery sticks.

MrGrimm888's avatar

^I’m not a woman. Trump is a pig. His wife is little more than a permanent escort. Soon enough he’ll drop her for a newer version to keep his insecurities covered.

Trump has admitted that he wouldn’t have her without his money. How naive does someone have to be to think otherwise?

If you’re a female who would be flattered by his adoration, you have serious confidence problems.

Aster's avatar

I have some serious confidence problems!! Based on @MrGrimm888 ‘s post. And it wouldn’t have to go so far as adoration. lol

Dutchess_III's avatar

@Aster Hey…Trump is the one who insults and degenerates women because of their looks, or extra fat, or whatever. I don’t think any woman would make those points about regular guys, but Trump deserves it. He’s such a hypocrite.

Man, @MrGrimm888, if Trump trades Melania in for a newer model, he’ll be dating his grand daughters.

Patty_Melt's avatar

If he wants an old jalopy for those quick errands, I still have my needle slightly above “E”.

MrGrimm888's avatar

@Dutchess_III . ”...he’ll be dating his granddaughters.”

Wrong verb….~

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