Melania Trump hires post-White House staff in Florida: Reports


Melania Trump is making her post-White House plans in Palm Beach, Florida, according to sources familiar with her plans.

According to CNN, Trump has enlisted the help of three of her White House staff members to elevate "Be Best," a broad, three-pillared initiative consisting of children's health and well-being, online safety, and cyberbullying prevention.

The project also addresses the impact of the opioid crisis on children.

Trump often went weeks in between "Be Best" centered public events, staffing only one full-time, dedicated East Wing employee. The post was often vacant, CNN reports.

The three staffers include Hayley D'Antuono, who served four years as the former first lady's director of operations and trip supervisor, Mary "Casey" Finzer, who was a low-level staff assistant in the East Wing office, and Marcia Kelly, who served as an unpaid senior adviser to Trump.

CNN reports that it is unclear if Kelly will now receive a salary in the post-White House structure.

Representatives for Melania Trump did not immediately respond to CNN's request for comment.

The former first lady is currently living in Donald Trump's private club, Mar-a-Lago. The office is expected to function out of the same club while Melania looks for separate office space around Palm Beach.

Melania Trump left the White House with the her lowest rating to date as first lady, a CNN poll confirmed. 47% of people had an unfavorable view of the first lady.

Her highest favorable rating came in at 57% in May of 2018. This came on the heels of her first state dinner as well as her attendance at Barbara Bush's funeral sans her husband.

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