Melania Trump had a last minute change of plans and flew to the White House to spend Christmas with her husband. Last night she flew back to Mar-a-Lago alone to be with her son, Barron. She had opted to spend three days including Christmas with her husband at the White House. Then she joined him on a surprise trip to Iraq to visit the troops.
She’s expected to land sometime on Thursday, Dec. 27, to resume her holiday vacation at Mar-a-Lago.
“Mrs. Trump is going back to Florida to be with her son,” Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s director of communications, tells CNN.
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) December 27, 2018
Twelve-year-old Barron, reportedly spent Christmas in Mar-a-Lago without his parents.
The Christmas trip to the White House was a last minute change of schedule for Melania. The original plan was for the Trump family to spend 16 days at Mar-a-Lago.
“It has long been the family’s tradition to spend their Christmas holiday at Mar-a-Lago. Her plans to travel with her son to their Florida home for his winter break have not changed this year,” Melania Trump spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN on Friday.
It’s unknown how long she and Barron will remain in Florida.
President Trump wasn’t able to join the rest of his family in Palm Beach due to the government’s partial shutdown.
Here’s some impressive moments of the first lady this Christmas.
Later they slipped out of the White House to take a secret flight to Iraq to visit U.S. troops stationed abroad at Al Asad Air Base.
On the way back to the United States, they made their second unannounced stop, visiting U.S. troops at the German base of Ramstein.