Photos That Show Just How Extravagant Melania Trump’s White House Lifestyle Really Is
When you think of living at the White House, glitz and glamour might not be the first things that come to mind. However, Melania Trump’s White House is all that and more. She lives a charmed life. There aren’t many things the first lady can’t have. Private jets, designer clothes, and the best food are part of a normal day for Melania.
Here are photos that show just how extravagant Melania Trump’s White House lifestyle really is.
A glam Christmas
Melania goes all out when it comes to Christmas. As you can see from this picture, she takes decorating quite seriously. According to ABC News, White House staffers decorated 53 Christmas trees with 18,000 feet of lights and hung more than 12,000 ornaments on the tree branches.
But wait, there’s more. During her first Christmas at the White House, Melania even went as far as inviting performers from Vivid Ballet Company to perform and unveil the holiday decorations. That’s a bit over the top, but we wouldn’t expect anything less from a member of the Trump family.
Next: There’s no party like a White House party.
The Christmas celebration didn’t stop at fancy decorations and ballerinas. The Trumps also celebrated the Christmas season by attending and hosting a ton of parties. She and Donald hosted and attended roughly 20 holiday receptions. There were about 25,000 guests attending the various events and about 100 open houses, reports ABC News.
Next: Looking the part
Since Melania is constantly in the public eye, she needs to look good at all times. Consequently, she pays careful attention to her appearance. The first lady spares no expense when it comes to her wardrobe. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Melania pays for her clothes out of her own pocket. Some of her most expensive outfits are an Emilio Pucci dress ($2,160), a Michael Kors flapper dress ($2,995), a Gabriela Hurst shirt dress ($2,047), and a Givenchy dress ($2,095).
Next: The ride of a lifetime.
Trips in Air Force One
Melania and Donald travel in style. When they need to go somewhere on business, they don’t have to bother with booking a flight on a commercial airline like the rest of us. Flying in Air Force One is a perk few of us will ever experience.
Flying on Air Force One is so great former president Barack Obama even sang its praises. CNN reports Obama told a group of graduating cadets at the Air Force Academy: “You take good care of me. You are always on time. You never lose my luggage. I don’t have to take off my shoes before I get on. I am really going to miss Air Force One.”
Next: These flights are quite expensive.
How much it costs to operate Air Force One
Operating Air Force One isn’t cheap. The Washington Post reports Donald Trump’s travel during his first 10 months in office cost taxpayers more than $10 million. What’s more, it costs roughly $200,000 an hour to operate Air Force One.
Another expensive part of presidential travel is ground transportation. “Then there are the limos. Affectionately known as ‘The Beast,’ the presidential limos are heavy-duty armored vehicles built on a General Motors commercial truck platform with a Cadillac body. These monsters feature everything from full-ballistic protection to an on-board cache of blood for the president in case of a medical emergency,” reports Business Insider.
Next: This is the life.
Since Melania is the first lady, she doesn’t have to cook her own meals. Residents of the White House have access to a personal chef. The current White House executive chef is Cristeta Comerford. She has been the executive chef since 2005 and is the first woman and the first person of Asian descent to hold the position.
Next: Melania can enjoy this perk whenever she likes.
Movies on demand
If Melania wants to watch the latest movie, the White House has it covered. She doesn’t have to stand in line like other moviegoers. Instead, she can just walk down the hall and see the film of her choice. That’s because the White House has its own movie theatre. An official from Melania’s office posted to the first lady’s Instagram account: “Self-guided tours in the East Wing now include the @WhiteHouse movie theater! This house belongs to the people & everyone deserves to enjoy its history!”
Next: She gets treated like royalty.
The royal treatment
Melania and Donald get the royal treatment wherever they go. As you can see from this picture posted to the first lady’s Instagram account, she doesn’t even have to lift her finger to get a cup of tea. We could only dream of such a life. An official from Melania’s office posted to the first lady’s Instagram account: “Thank you for a beautiful welcome to #Riyadh! #SaudiArabia.”
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