US First lady Melania Trump reportedly wants to leave the White House even as her husband, U.S. President Donald Trump refuses to concede to Joe Biden in the recently concluded presidential election.
According to a report the Washington post, “She just wants to go home,” the tabloid quoted a source familiar with Melania’s mindset, adding that it might not “go over well” if the soon-to-be-former president announces his bid to clinch the White House again in 2024.
The report adds that Melania “publicly agrees” with the President’s sentiment that he was cheated in the election but “the first lady tasked an emissary with discreetly finding out what was available to her in terms of budget and staff allocation for post-White House life.”
The media outlet reported that while there are ‘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 no financial outlay for an outgoing first lady.
A first lady, the report says, is only entitled to a $20,000-a-year pension, which is paid out only if her husband dies.
The first lady is said to be focused on her legacy and she is considering writing a book.
“Mrs. Trump is focused on her role as the first lady. Monday she unveiled her most current effort in preserving the White House by announcing the completion of the tennis pavilion.” the first lady’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham told CNN when questioned about the Post’s report.
“She also recently unveiled a new piece of art in the newly renovated Rose Garden. Her office just revealed this year’s Christmas decor.
“Her schedule remains full with her duties as a mother, wife, and the first lady of the United States,” Grisham added.
The source further said that the First Lady is “already overseeing shipments of personal items to Mar-a-Lago from both the White House and her Trump Tower penthouse in New York City.”
The electoral college will vote on December 14 to determine if Joe Biden will be the next US president as already projected.