Melania Trump is reportedly establishing a post-White House office in Florida.
The former first lady is bringing along three of her former East Wing staffers in establishing the new office, according to CNN. Trump’s new chief of staff Hayley D’Antuono, former East Wing staff assistant Mary “Casey” Finzer, and senior adviser Marcia Kelly are all expected to join Trump in Mar-a-Lago in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The office’s purpose is to “maintain ‘Be Best,'” the former first lady’s White House initiative designed to help children, the report said.
“It concerns me that in today’s fast-paced and ever-connected world, children can be less prepared to express or manage their emotions and oftentimes turn to forms of destructive or addictive behavior, such as bullying, drug addiction, or even suicide,” Trump said when introducing the project in May 2018. “I feel strongly that as adults we can and should be best at educating our children about a healthy and balanced life.”
The report comes two days after her husband, former President Donald Trump, opened his post-presidency office. In its first press release, the “Office of the Former President” described its purpose as “[being] responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism.”
The 45th president has largely stayed out of the spotlight since leaving Washington, D.C., on the morning before President Biden’s inauguration. But that hasn’t stopped rumors and speculation about a possible 2024 run for the White House.
“We’ll do something but not just yet,” he told the Washington Examiner as he sat in the Grill Room of the Trump International Golf Club in Florida on Friday.