The 50-year-old has already begun sorting their belongings and determining which ones to store and which ones are to tag for shipment to Mar-a-Lago.
President Donald Trump was impeached on Wednesday and while he's trying to find a way to stay in the White House, his wife Melania cannot wait to leave. Although the First Lady did support her husband in November when he railed against the election results, Melania privately assigned an emissary to discreetly find out what budget and staff allocation was available for their post-White House life shortly after the final tally was announced. According to CNN, the 50-year-old has already begun sorting their belongings and determining which ones are to put in storage and which ones are to be tagged for shipment to Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
She's practically counting down minutes until she can move out of the White House with her family, say reports. "She just wants to go home," revealed a source who is aware of Melania's thoughts on leaving. When asked how the FLOTUS felt about the rumors that her husband is possibly planning to announce a 2024 bid, the insider shared, "That might not go over well." Back in April, Melania quietly got Marcia Lee Kelly to her scant East Wing staff. She was brought on as a special government employee who could add experience and seriousness. Although her services are voluntary and unpaid, she is assigned the task of being Trump's special adviser.
@POTUS @realDonaldTrump— Rob Shapiro (@RealWyndRyder) December 9, 2020
Haha --- just love this one (and I know you will HATE IT!) --- Haha, NO happy wife then NO HAPPY LIFE!!!!!
"She just wants to go home," said another source familiar with Melania Trump's state of mind.
Previously, Kelly ran the White House Office of Administration and when it became clear that FLOTUS would need to prepare for her life after Washington, Melania tasked Kelly to discreetly approach the West Wing acquaintances and a member of the Office of Management and Budget, and ask if former first ladies are allocated any taxpayers funds, per two sources who were familiar with the conversation. Unfortunately, there are no post-presidential perks for commanders-in-chief who are leaving the House. The only time the government will pay the First Lady is when her husband dies. A $20,000-a-year pension will be allocated to her.
What’s holding her back? She’s a grown woman.— bustersmom (@33kath773) December 12, 2020
Melania seems to be super-focused on leaving behind her legacy in the form of a book. However, it's being said that there will be no memoir, a tradition that most first ladies of the US have adhered to, including Michelle Obama and Laura Bush whose memoirs Becoming and Spoken from the Heart became a massive hit. Apparently, Melania is thinking about writing a photo-centric coffee table book that talks about the history of the White House's hospitality or something that revolves around the design projects she has undertaken and completed during her term as FLOTUS.
A source close to First Lady Melania Trump claims that although her husband plans to run for President again in 2024, all that she wants is "to go home" 👀 pic.twitter.com/ktNsbvAafM— Cultura Colectiva+ (@ccplus) January 8, 2021
"Mrs. Trump is focused on her role as first lady. Monday she unveiled her most current effort in preserving the White House by announcing the completion of the tennis pavilion. She also recently unveiled a new piece of art in the newly renovated Rose Garden. Her office just revealed this year's Christmas décor. Her schedule remains full with her duties as a mother, wife and first lady of the United States," revealed her chief of staff Stephanie Grisham. Melania Trump's impatience to leave the White House doesn't come as a surprise because her disinterest in performing the duties of the First Lady became quite evident last year, according to reports.
Isn’t this the same woman that said f*ck Christmas?— peter (@guccilitty) November 12, 2020
Her former White House aide Stephanie Winston Wolkoff previously shared audio tapes with CNN in which Melania could be heard disregarding the holiday traditions carried out by a First Lady. "I'm working ... my a-- off on the Christmas stuff, that you know, who gives a f--- about the Christmas stuff and decorations?" she was heard saying. "But I need to do it, right?" Her longtime friend Wolkoff exposed these conversations while promoting her tell-all book, Melania & Me, as we reported earlier. She was frustrated about being scrutinized continuously for her husband's border policies that separated families who tried to enter the US illegally.
"They say I'm complicit. I'm the same like him, I support him. I don't say enough I don't do enough where I am," she said. "OK, and then I do it and I say that I'm working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas and they said, 'Oh, what about the children that they were separated?' Give me a f****** break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that? I can not go, I was trying get the kid reunited with the mom. I didn't have a chance -- needs to go through the process and through the law," she said.