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Melania Trump is embracing a more active and public schedule as first lady – but she still runs one of the leanest East Wing operations in recent history.
According to a Fox News analysis of White House personnel reports, Melania Trump has significantly reduced the number of aides on the first lady's office payroll in comparison to her predecessor, Michelle Obama.
During then-President Barack Obama’s first year in office, 16 people were listed working for Michelle Obama, earning a combined $1.24 million a year.
This year, just four people were listed working for Melania Trump as of June. Their salaries totaled $486,700.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
She is a lot more reserved than Don, and she does exude class. It is nice to see a cut in costs at least in this area. From what I am seeing this is one of the only areas though.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
A few points.
This is overall good, saving some tax dollars.
However she does pay those four a lot more money:
Also do these figures take into account that she has only been First Lady for less than a year not a full 8
I think it would be interesting to look at Melanias and ivanakas total costs combined vs Michelle Obama’s in their first years. Let’s face it these days it does feel like there are e 2 first lady’s
originally posted by: MinangATS
a reply to: seasonal
You forgot to include the increased security budget, she has caused, because she chooses to live in NY instead of the White House.....