President-elect Donald Trump has confirmed he will move into the White House after he is sworn in.
He will live in the White House with his wife Melania and 10-year-old son Barron, according to an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” the Daily Mail reports.
“Barron's going to finish up school because he's got just a couple of months to go so it's a little hard to take him out of school,” Trump explained. “And Melania will be back and forth that first couple of months.”
The president-elect’s transition spokesman Jason Miller clarified the situation to CNN:
No official statement has been released by the Trump family regarding transition timing, but like any parents they are concerned about pulling their 10-year-old son out of school in the middle of the year. We would also appreciate the same privacy and security considerations given to previous first families with regard to minor children be extended to the Trumps as well.
When Fox News reporter Chris Wallace asked the president-elect if he would be “lonely rattling around the White House” during those first couple of months without his wife and son, Trump assured Wallace he would not.
“I'll be working, I won't be lonely at all,” he said, explaining that he would be too busy to be lonely. The amount of work, he confessed, is “more than I ever thought.”
Trump plans to let three of his adult children, Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr., run his real estate empire. He also wants Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, to help out with running the country, if it’s legal to do so.
“We will have to see how the laws read,” the billionaire noted, referring to the federal nepotism law that might apply to the situation.
He said Ivanka would be good “on the women’s issue,” insisting that “nobody could do better than her.” As for her husband, Trump envisions him “helping us with deals with other nations,” including “peace in the Middle East and other things.”