Future first lady Melania Trump and her 10-year-old son, Barron, will remain in New York after her husband, Donald Trump, becomes president, according to a report in the New York Post.
"The campaign has been difficult for Barron, and she is really hoping to keep disruption to a minimum," an unidentified person "close to Trump's transition team" told the New York Post in an article published online early Sunday.
Another source said Mrs Trump will travel to the White House as needed, but that her primary focus is on her son.
"Melania is very supportive of her husband and is fully on board of doing everything that's needed as first lady," said the second source familiar with the Trump transition.
That source said also that there is a possibility that Melania and Barron may move to the White House at the end of the school year, but no plans are in place.
"She is really devoted to Barron," said a source close to the family, adding that Mrs Trump has not relied on nannies to raise the child and is frequently seen picking Barron up from his school, where tuition is over $50,000.
The decision to remain in their Fifth Avenue 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 New York 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.
"The Secret Service is going to have to keep that whole area cordoned off so that some wacko can't get close and detonate a car bomb."