First-Lady Melania Trump Reduces Payroll 60 Percent – Mrs. Trump 4 Aides VS Mrs. Obama 16 Aides…

When the White House personnel report was released in June, Forbes reported 110 fewer employees under President Trump than President Obama; a projected four-year savings would be more than $22 million.

First-Lady Melania Trump is following a similar path with personnel reductions saving millions.

According to a report from Fox News using payroll data, First-Lady Melania Trump employs four assistants for a total payroll of $486,700 per year.

Michelle Obama employed 16 to 24 people for a total annual payroll of $1,240,000+ per year.  Mrs Trump has reduced the costs of First-Lady by over 60%.

WASHINGTON – 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.

The details are contained in an annual report the White House sends to Congress showing the names, positions and salaries of all its personnel. Both the Obama and Trump administrations acknowledged several additional staffers beyond those listed in the report with the term “first lady” in their titles. But even counting all those employees — 24 for Michelle Obama and nine for the current first lady — Melania Trump’s office is relatively small.

It’s an approach her spokeswoman says is intentional.

“As with all things that she does, she is being very deliberate in her hiring, focusing on quality over quantity,” communications director Stephanie Grisham said in an email. “It is important to her that the team is a good fit for what she wants to accomplish as first lady, and that everyone works well together. She also wants to be mindful and responsible when it comes to taxpayer money.”  (read more)

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139 Responses to First-Lady Melania Trump Reduces Payroll 60 Percent – Mrs. Trump 4 Aides VS Mrs. Obama 16 Aides…

  1. More reason to love Melania all the time.

    Liked by 23 people

  2. Osugagal says:

    But how many staff members does Melania’s body double employ? /s/

    Liked by 10 people

  3. Phil aka Felipe says:

    More Melania, please.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. AARGH63 says:

    Having 16 aides made Mrs. Obama feel good about herself for the first time.

    Liked by 22 people

  5. fleporeblog says:

    Would we expect anything less from our FLOTUS! This paragraph told me everything I need to know about the President and First Lady.

    “As with all things that she does, she is being very deliberate in her hiring, focusing on quality over quantity,” communications director Stephanie Grisham said in an email. “It is important to her that the team is a good fit for what she wants to accomplish as first lady, and that everyone works well together. She also wants to be mindful and responsible when it comes to taxpayer money.”

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  6. PDQ says:

    I am sure “they” will call it racist.

    Liked by 3 people

    • The Boss says:

      I would call it rather efficient. Melania can make do with four competent aides, while Queen Kong needed up to two dozen affirmative action hires.

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  7. Summer says:

    By the way, Laura Bush had only 2 staffers, if memory serves. The Obamas milked the taxpayers like very was no tomorrow.

    Liked by 9 people

  8. TwoLaine says:

    That’s because she can pick her own shoes AND put them on.

    Liked by 9 people

  9. TwoLaine says:

    EVERYTHING the President & Melania are saving is being wasted by Mueller & Team.

    Liked by 13 people

  10. Lumina says:

    They will just tack on the cost of FLOTUS living in NYC until school was out and her designer wardrobe expense to make Melania the most expensive First Lady Evaah! 3,2,1…..go faux news headline…

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Katie says:

    “Under budget” isn’t just a campaign slogan for the Trumps. It’s a way of life!

    Thank you, Melania for being such an awesome First Lady!

    Liked by 8 people

  12. Xroads says:

    The embodiment of brains, beauty and class.

    Liked by 5 people

  13. It doesn’t take a lot of people when you’re not trying to shove totalitarian edicts down people’s throats.

    Liked by 4 people

  14. Rudy Bowen says:

    Melania is very beautiful. Last night I re watched an old Western from my youth, ‘Hannie Caulder’, and I realized something. She looks a lot like Raquel Welch, like they could be sisters, in fact. If I knew how I would post comparison photos of her and Welch. The similarity especially the shape of their faces, eyes, and lips is striking.

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  15. Niagara Frontier says:

    She’ll also likely have a more efficient travel schedule by combining business of the First Lady with the President’s own travel. Also, there will be fewer trips to Hollywood to co-host and go on shopping trips to CVS with Ellen DeGeneres.

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  16. Trying to come up with a possible 16 for the Wookie here: Make-up trowler, hideous outfit selector, gun-boat shoe designer, wig/weave-expert, scowl therapist, anger-management counselor, vacation planner, back shaver,…ok, that’s it. I’m sure there are more but I’m at a loss.

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  17. 813.52 says:

    The Obama’s with an 8-year open expense account were like Michael Moore at an all-you-can-eat buffet with 15 minutes to closing time.

    Liked by 13 people

  18. WeThePeople2016 says:

    Michelle was entitled to her extravagant staff, don’t you know? The MSM never covered the millions that the Obamas wasted with taxpayer money. Yet, they cover the flights of Trump’s cabinet and when he takes trips to his own golf course in N.J.

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  19. Sylvia Avery says:

    Okay, I love Melania but this article just isn’t fair to the Mooch!

    She NEEDED all of those people to maintain her wigs, tape her body parts, and whatever else it is they had to do to make her look presentable. C’mon, we all know it is true. We have seen the photos of the Mooch after the White House. She looks like an unmade med. One with cheap polyester sheets.

    Melania, on the other hand, well what can I say? She looks fabulous. She doesn’t need a full time wig buyer and maintenance person. Her make up is pretty simple. She has been picking out her own clothes for a long time now. (After all, The Daily Mail says at least once in every article about her and usually once per paragraph Melania is 47 years old).

    Melania has also run her own business so she has smarts as well as beauty.

    When I compare the two women, I’m frankly surprised the Mooch was able to manage it with the staff she had. It wouldn’t have surprised me if it took twice that number.

    Alright now, in all seriousness (and I hope you know the preceding was mostly sarcasm) Melania is lovely and intelligent and has some hard earned life skills. To think there was a time I looked down my nose at her for her modeling career. That was right up there with me thinking George W. Bush was a good man. Just goes to show you can teach an old dog (me) new tricks. So don’t ever give up on trying to help others see the light.

    How incredibly blessed are to have such a woman representing our country. Thank you, God.

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  20. bluegirl says:

    Brains, beauty, and class!!!!! MAGA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  21. H.R. says:

    Looks like Michelle had more elves than Keebler.

    Liked by 5 people

  22. AmericaFirst says:

    The deliberate and in-your-face wastefulness of the Obamas, from the very first day, was intentional and maddening. The longer I watched their behavior, like taking near simultaneous husband and wife jets to LA, etc., the more I concluded that they were actively invested in the Cloward-Piven Plan to bankrupt America, there was really no other explanation for the obscene squandering of taxpayer monies.

    Unless you count nouveau riche AKA classless behavior.

    Also, I’m sure the extra 12 first “Lady” employees were well used “appropriating” white peoples’ hairdos by ironing Michelle’s mop.

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  23. MfM says:

    The First Lady appears to not have hired a slew of low paid individuals to help the high payed positions do their job. That’s were quality comes in. You get someone good, pay them well and they can handle the job, they don’t need a helper. I bet we are also saving on benefits since the base is likely the same for everyone.

    First Lady Obama had lots of people on her staff with ‘associate’ this and ‘deputy’ that in their titles. I think this is one of the lowest paid people on her staff Deilia A. Jackson — $36,000.00 – deputy associate director of correspondence for the First Lady. (from the linked Fox article)

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  24. Abster says:

    I think Melania Trump is just beautiful. She and President Trump are truly trying to make a difference. How on earth do you not support President Trump and his agenda. There are only two choices…rebuild America or allow the batsheet left to destroy us all.

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  25. Melania is a businesswoman who is assisted by an efficient staff. Mooch was a grifter with a
    posse.

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  26. jahealy says:

    It’s alternately amusing and infuriating that in D.C., the game is to build fiefdoms. The number of fed employees in the swamp is absolutely obscene. Out here in the real world of real business, the goal is to run as lean as possible.

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  27. Did that also include michelle’s mom
    on the payroll? Or was that an additional
    expense?

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  28. andi lee says:

    First Lady Melania’s beauty is always so shockingly stunning – every time!

    First Lady Melania will succeed in surpassing the contributions to our country, that of Jackie Kennedy-Onasis – bet on it!

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    • JC says:

      I think you’re right, andi lee; I believe she’s already surpassed Jackie on many levels and is just getting started.

      Her beauty takes our breath away and makes us proud, then she speaks, and her voice and words are even lovelier than her appearance, if that’s possible. We are so blessed in our President and First Lady. Continued prayers for them and for Barron.

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  29. joninmd22 says:

    “First-Lady Melania Trump Reduces Payroll 60 Percent”

    The president should do the same to the Federal workers

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  30. Jimmy Jack says:

    For one thing, Melania isn’t a diva parading around like a political
    class Beyoncé with an entourage.

    Furthermore, Melania isn’t conducting a WH affirmative action job corps program for her friends.

    I LOVE Melania.

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  31. andi lee says:

    Good golly Ms. Molly!
    Lady Melania makes flannel a temptation.

    [Adding flannel shirts to Santa’s list]
    😀😁😆

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  32. Bob Thoms says:

    This is great dinner table factoid to throw out at the Never Trump folks you might be chowing with; especially that annoying feminazi Aunt who is likely to show up for Thanksgiving.

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  33. jojo says:

    Bushes, Clintons, Obamas- birds of a feather.

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  34. Pam says:

    Our lovely FLOTUS Melania is following POTUS’ example. What a wonderful mother for Barron to have. She is a breath of fresh air in this white house for sure!

    Liked by 2 people

  35. CountryclassVulgarian says:

    When you love your country and have beauty and brains you don’t need 16 people to tell “assist” you. You also don’t need anyone to tell you you shouldn’t use the WH drapes for clothing.

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  36. MaineCoon says:

    SD linked an article which gives the breakdown of what each aid was paid, First Lady Melania and Mooch, except the omitted Mooch’s friend who rolled out the Ocare database which was all screwed up. IIRC she got paid millions or was it billions??

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  37. Sedanka says:

    To be fair, Mrs. Obama needed an extra 12 aides to keep her eyebrows tweezed.

    Liked by 1 person

  38. woohoowee says:

    Melania is as smart as she is pretty 🙂

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  39. When you (Obama) live off the backs of other people, you have no regard for money because it is not your own And you never had to work hard to earn it.

    President Trump has worked hard all his life and earned every penny he’s ever made. He gets it. While President, it’s our money, and He and Melania demonstrate that they respect that.

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  40. MickTurn says:

    Moochie had to have 12 extras to help her get her fat behind into doors!

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  41. Matt says:

    You do know that the jerks in the media, if they report on this at all, will only claim that the President and First Lady threw people out of their jobs, regardless of the savings? The MSM are only interested in perverting and twisting the truth for their own designs.

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  42. The more I see First Lady Melania and the more I learn about her, the more I like her, respect her, and admire her. Seeing her just makes my day. She’s unique, and my reaction to her is always happy. She makes me smile. I’ve seen a lot of First Ladies in my time, but not one of them made me so proud and so happy like Melania does.

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  43. drillerelite says:

    It’s probably been said a million times but, hummina, hummina, hummina! What a First Lady we have!

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  44. hitrestart1 says:

    I wonder if Michelle Obama is aware of this and if so, does she feel shame? Is she CAPABLE of feeling shame?

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  45. RedBallExpress says:

    1. All jobs are created by the Federal Government. Therefor the Obama’s were good job creators.

    2. We need a discussion on how much the food bill dropped.

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  46. It took 16 aides to get Ms. Obama to look like a reasonable facsimile female.
    Mrs.Trump is 100% feminine pulchritude without any help.
    Eleanor’s aides gave up the attempt to make her look pretty and all quit in 1935.

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  47. H.R. says:

    Uhhh… isn’t a change from 16 to 4 a 75% reduction? I’m not clear where the 60% is coming from.

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  48. ilovevictoriasbows says:

    I wonder if 4 aides for Melania to Mooch needing 16 is a racist dog whistle.

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