The Trumps and the Biden? “Day and night” for White House employees. Last January, Joe Biden was invested 46th President of the United States, succeeding Donald Trump. A radical change for the country, but also for the employees of the presidential residence, who did not mince their words to talk about the last hours of the Trump couple in Washington in the columns of the New Yorker. Before flying to Florida and joining their home in Mar-a-Lago, Donald and Melania Trump had gathered all the employees in a room to thank them for their work for four years.
A delicate attention, which however went without tradition, in particular on the part of Melania Trump, who as First Lady was careful not to write to each of the employees a small personal note. Personalized correspondence which generally contains memories or anecdotes between them and the presidential couple, a “precious memory” that they like to keep as a token of gratitude brought to their work, and that she quite simply had written by a member of the personal, “in the style of the old First Lady”, namely, Michelle Obama.
“Concierges working 24 hours a day”
If the Obamas “had never had domestic staff before and asked for privacy” from the staff of the White House, Donald and Melania Trump seemed perfectly at ease with this peculiarity, and even treated their employees like “janitors working 24 hours a day,” reports the New Yorker, relayed by People. Added to this a certain lack of recognition, which has obviously changed a lot since the arrival of Joe and Jill Biden in the presidential residence, who for their part asked to meet all the staff on the day of their arrival. “We were all very flattered. Usually we meet them in the first few days or weeks, but never in the first few minutes,” one said. A new era therefore seems to have opened within the walls of the White House.
Donald and Melania Trump © WALTER