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Report: Melania Trump and Barron Trump will stay in New York

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NEW YORK - JUNE 14: Trump Towers on Fifth Avenue June 14, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Peter Kramer/Getty Images)

Melania Trump and her son, Barron Trump, will not be moving to Washington, D.C., in January when President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated, according to the New York Post.

An unnamed source told the Post that the decision to stay in their New York penthouse is one of pragmatism: Barron is still in school there and they prefer not to uproot him mid-year. There is some rumor they may move South at the end of the school year, but no firm plans have been established.

At issue is how this will affect security of the new first lady and Trump's youngest child. Trump Tower has already been a source of frustration for commuters in New York City since the election, according to the Post:

The decision to remain in their Midtown home will increase the security presence around Trump Tower — an effort that will involve both Secret Service and the NYPD, an expert familiar with high-level security told The Post.

“That building is going to become the White House of New York,” said Jim Reese, a former Delta Force commander and president of TigerSwan, a global security company based in North Carolina.

A previous Post story has, again unnamed, sources stating emphatically that Trump and his family should not stay in Trump Tower if he were to be elected as it would be a "security nightmare" given that the building is a public space and has people coming and going at will.

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