Here’s Melania Trump’s First Official White House Photo
First Lady Melania Trump is a former model who is accustomed to having her picture taken. However, she probably never thought the most important picture she would ever take would be in the White House as First Lady of the United States.
On Monday, the White House released the first official portrait of Trump as First Lady. She’s pictured wearing an all-black outfit, standing with her arms crossed and smiling.
In a statement released on Monday, Trump said, “I am honored to serve in the role of First Lady, and look forward to working on behalf of the American people over the coming years.”
The portrait will hang in the Trump family residence. Even though it’s still in the early stages of Trump being First Lady, she has received backlash for not officially living in the White House yet. She is currently living in New York City’s Trump Towers with she and President Trump’s 10-year-old son Barron, while he finishes the school year.
According to the First Lady’s Director of Communications in Washington, D.C., Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, she will begin splitting her time between New York and Washington, D.C. towards the end of her son’s school year.
Winston Wolkoff told CNN, “Mrs. Trump is honored to serve this country and is taking the role and responsibilities of first lady very seriously. It has only been a short time since the inauguration and the first lady is going to go about her role in a pragmatic and thoughtful way that is unique and authentic to her.”