New York | Donald Trump may not live in the White House full-time after assuming the US Presidency in January and is discussing with his advisers about splitting his time between Washington and his penthouse apartment in Manhattan, a media report said.
Trump advisers say the President-elect was “shocked” when he won the election, according to a report in the New York Times and is now contemplating how many days a week he will have to stay in the White House since he is extremely fond of his sprawling and luxurious penthouse apartment, decorated in 24-karat gold and expensive marble, in Trump Tower on the posh Fifth Avenue here.
“Trump, a homebody who often flew several hours late at night during the campaign so he could wake up in his own bed in Trump Tower, is talking with his advisers about how many nights a week he will spend in the White House. He has told them he would like to do what he is used to, which is spending time in New York when he can,” a report in the New York Times said.
While the future first lady Melania Trump is expected to move to Washington, the couple’s 10-year-old son Barron is midway through a school year here and it is unclear when the move would happen.
The NYT report said questions about how Trump would divide his time between New York and Washington reflect Trump coming to grips with the fact that his life is about to change radically.