Melania Trump and son Baron are moving into the White House

The First Lady tweeted the news this morning

Melania Trump and son Baron are moving into the White House

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The First Lady of the United States Melania Trump is due to move in to the White House today with her son Baron - five months after President Donald Trump took office.

Mrs Trump made the decision to stay in New York in Trump Tower to allow Baron to finish his schooling, making her the first presidential spouse in recent years not to relocate to the capital immediately.

The move is expected to be welcomed by New Yorkers, who have footed a hefty security bill keeping the First Family safe in Trump Tower.

Their presence in the Big Apple has also been known to create a fair few traffic problems. The New York Post warned of a potential "traffic apocalypse" if they did not make the move.

President Trump has yet to acknowledge the move on his own social media account.