If you were to ask First Lady Melania Trump, I am quite certain she would tell you how she never could have imagined she would one day reside in The White House and be addressed as First Lady of the United States of America.
Without a doubt, Melania already had to deal with a certain amount of scrutiny, having been a model and then becoming the wife of one of the world’s most well known billionaires. As First Lady, every minute detail of her life, no matter how insignificant it may seem, will be under intense scrutiny and not only from her supporters but also from those who desire to see her fail.
The scrutiny I speak of become apparent over the weekend after a spokesperson for the First Lady announced on CNN she would accompany her son, 10-year-old Barron, back to New York City after the inaugural festivities were overwith.
The spokesperson told CNN:
“The first lady thanks everyone for their support and a beautiful welcome to Washington. She is returning to New York in advance of the school week and will be splitting her time between Washington and New York for the next few weeks.”
President Donald Trump has previously stated the First Lady and their son will be joining him at The White House when Barron finishes the school year.
Melania performed her duties as first lady throughout the inauguration by accompanying her husband at the swearing-in ceremony as well as other inaugural events and festivities.
On Saturday she also issued her initial official tweet as First Lady of The United States (@FLOTUS):
I am deeply honored to serve this wonderful country as First Lady! pic.twitter.com/tRTRVkDG6z
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 21, 2017
News of Melania’s return to New York was not the only time she made news over the weekend.
Earlier we reported how the First Lady also captured headlines when she was overcome by the performance of How Great Thou Art by 20-year-old Marlana VanHoose at the National Prayer Service held Saturday at the Washington National Cathedral.
Throughout the song, the First Lady could be seen wiping away tears.
VanHoose, who is blind and has cerebral palsy, delivered such a moving performance, the first lady stood and applauded, prompting a standing ovation from the congregants of the church.
Breitbart reporter Joel B. Pollack called the incident “the heart of the inauguration.”
In a quote to Voice of America, Pollack said, “I felt in many ways this was the heart of the inauguration. It was the nation coming together in humility, praying together and asking God for help.”