Melania Trump Picks Her Chief Of Staff & Claps Back At Rumors She Won’t Be Moving To The White House!

Melania Trump

Melania Trump is getting to her new responsibilities as FLOTUS.

Although we’ve only seen the former model a handful of times, and even less after Donald Trump was elected, the 46-year-old is said to be taking her role “very seriously” (even from the Trump Tower in NYC).

On Wednesday, the mother of Barron Trump appointed Lindsay Reynolds as Chief of Staff to the First Lady and Assistant to the President, according to a press release.

Related: Melania Moving Forward With Defamation Lawsuit

Melania’s right-hand woman — who has worked in D.C. for 14 years and served as associate director of the White House Visitor’s Office during the George W. Bush administration — said of her new position:

“I look forward to the opportunity to serve as the First Lady’s Chief of Staff. The First Lady is thoughtfully selecting her team, establishing the Office of the First Lady and supporting her husband President Trump.”

The Slovenia native went on to explain her process for organizing her staff:

“It has been an honor to take on the responsibility of the position of First Lady, with its long history as an important representative of the President, our family, and the traditions of our nation around the world. I am putting together a professional and highly-experienced team which will take time to do properly. I am excited to be organizing and bringing together such a dynamic and forward thinking group of individuals who will work together to make our country better for everyone.”

Also on board Team Trump is former Vogue staffer and Met Gala organizer Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, who will work as Melania’s senior adviser.

As Stephanie’s first order of business, she dispelled rumors that Melania would not be moving into the White House with her controversial husband.

Related: Vanity Fair Mexico Should Be Ashamed Of Themselves!

She told CNN:

“Mrs. Trump will be moving to D.C. and settling in to the White House at the end of the school year, splitting her time between New York and D.C. in the meantime. 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.”

Additionally, the Washington Post reports Natalie Jones — former deputy chief of protocol appointed under Barack Obama — is currently leading the pack to become the White House’s social secretary. This would be a pretty big deal considering Melania would be crossing party lines.

We’ll keep you updated as more people are staffed, and you know, if Melania’s ever actually spotted in the flesh.

[Image via CBS.]

Feb 2, 2017 12:13pm PDT

Related Posts

More Like This