Just in case the dystopian aesthetic of the Trump presidency wasn’t quite enough for you, here’s a tad more: word on the street is Melania Trump and son Barron Trump won’t actually be moving into the White House come January – they’ll instead be fortified in the Trump Tower penthouse in NYC.

It’s mostly so Barron can keep going to his local Manhattan private school, which he will be transported to by the Secret Service in an armoured vehicle. A source told the New York Post:

Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign. The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum.

Trump himself expressed a desire to his staff that he would like to fly back to Trump Tower on weekends rather than staying in the White House, which may indicate that he doesn’t quite understand that the presidency might not be your average Monday to Friday, 9 – 5 gig.

It’ll probably mean that there will be insane security around the Midtown building. After the election, two lanes of traffic were closed off around the building for security cordons and barriers, which could become a permanent fixture if Trump Tower becomes New York’s White House.

The continuing presence of Melania in the beating heart of the Trump business dynasty is also cause for concern. No one knows how the hell Trump is going to manage to extricate himself from his obvious international business interests – and his claims that he’ll establish a blind trust seem pretty moronic when he’s obviously highly cognisant of his the business assets and the way the organisation runs.

Having the First Lady living in the very building where these supposedly opaque decisions are takin place looks like a hotbed for conflicts of interest. But hey: what do I know.

Source: New York Post.

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