The first lady’s official White House portrait was unveiled on Monday, showing the 46-year-old former model posing in front of the White House.
It seems like a nice enough photograph, except in the official release statement, the backdrop for the portrait is referred to as Melania Trump’s “new residence.”
You see, included in the various controversial aspects of Donald Trump’s presidency is the fact that the first lady and Trump’s youngest son, Barron, don’t actually live in the White House. Instead, the two have decided to remain in New York until Barron finishes school.
Though it was recently reported that Melania and Barron would be moving to D.C. in June, the first lady doesn’t technically live in the White House yet, so her portrait beat her to it.
The photograph — which accompanies the first lady’s official biography page on the White House website — features Melania sporting a black suit jacket with her arms folded and some serious airbrushing.
Naturally, some found it comical that the only Melania in the White House is a portrait.
Official statement on Melania Trump's portrait says it was "taken in her new residence at the White House." pic.twitter.com/iOstPttKjJ
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) April 3, 2017
JUST IN: White House releases first official portrait of First Lady Melania Trump pic.twitter.com/C9vgLHkLr8
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) April 3, 2017
Melania Trump has her official portrait taken "in her new residence, the White House",press realease say. Although she doesn't live there… pic.twitter.com/E7qEhoGphR
— Bricio Segovia (@briciosegovia) April 3, 2017
First official White House portrait of Melania Trump. Taken that one time she was at the White House.
Fog of War Photoshop filter applied. pic.twitter.com/Px6pSr6D2L
— J.R. McGrail 📎 (@JRMcGrail) April 3, 2017
White House releases first lady Melania Trump's official portrait and announces a 3 episode guest star role on The Bold and the Beautiful. pic.twitter.com/k5BVtuS74v
— Scott Dooley (@scottdools) April 3, 2017
White House unveils official Melania Trump portrait pic.twitter.com/1n5Jnqk6dn
— Chet Cannon (@Chet_Cannon) April 3, 2017