When Michelle Obama was the first lady, she employed an unprecedented number of staffers — more than 20.
Melania Trump, on the other hand, has only hired two people to be on her staff, thus far: Chief of Staff Lindsay Reynolds, formerly of the George W. Bush administration; and White House Social Secretary Anna Cristina Niceta Lloyd, a bi-partisan events planner who has worked for Democratic and Republican secretaries of state.
The first lady still lives in New York City with the couple’s son, Barron, causing consternation from disgruntled members of Congress who want to schedule White House Tours. According to the U.K.’s Daily Mail, two dozen lawmakers have sent a letter to the Trump administration, urging the president to staff the White House visitor’s office as soon as possible.
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“I am putting together a professional and highly-experienced team which will take time to do properly,” Mrs. Trump has said. ‘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.’
Fewer employees in the White House will save taxpayers money, a campaign promise the president intends to keep.
H/T: Daily Mail
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