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Melania Trump Isn't Moving To The White House In January

21/11/2016 9:41 AM AEDT | Updated 21/11/2016 9:42 AM AEDT
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Republican U.S. president-elect Donald Trump stands with his son Barron (C) and wife Melania at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

President-elect Donald Trump's wife, Melania, will remain in New York with their 10-year-old son after her husband takes office in January, Trump confirmed Sunday.

The future first lady plans on staying in New York City's Trump Tower so that her son, Barron, can continue his studies at his private school in Manhattan, the New York Post reported.

"Melania is extremely close to Barron, and they have become closer during the campaign," a source close to Trump's transition team told the paper. "The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum."

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Melania Trump will stay in Trump Tower, which is located in midtown Manhattan.

It's not clear when Melania and her son will join her husband in Washington, D.C.

When reporters asked Donald Trump on Sunday when that may happen, he answered: "Very soon. After he's finished with school."

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Security has been beefed up at the swanky skyscraper since Donald Trump was elected president. A police officer and K-9 are seen patrolling the building's lobby on Friday.

The decision is likely to dramatically beef up security around the posh Fifth Avenue building, which is located just a few blocks from Central Park, Bloomingdale's and St. Patrick's Cathedral.

On Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that there will be heightened security around the skyscraper for at least the next 65 days. It has so far included nearly 50 police officers standing guard and aiding traffic 24 hours a day, the New York Daily News reported.

Traffic around the building will also reportedly be affected with 56th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, being totally shut down.

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