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Former first lady Melania Trump arrives for a memorial service for former first lady Rosalynn Carter at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church at Emory University on November 28, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Rosalynn Carter, who passed away on November 19 at the age of 96, was married to former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for 77 years. In her lifetime she was an activist and writer known to be an advocate for the elderly, affordable housing, mental health, and the protection of monarch butterflies. President Joe Biden and every living first lady are expected to attend the service. (Photo by Brynn Anderson-Pool/Getty Images)© Pool

Melania Trump rocks $15k handbag as she leaves NYC with son Barron for first time since Donald Trump's guilty verdict

Melania, 54, had been holed up in Trump Tower for over a week

Rebecca Lewis
Rebecca Lewis - Los Angeles
Los Angeles correspondentLos Angeles
June 5, 2024
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Melania Trump  has been pictured for the first time since her husband, former President of the United States Donald Trump, was convicted of 36 felony counts. 

The 54-year-old was seen with her son, Barron, 18, leaving Trump Tower in New York City on June 5 wearing a brown wool Max Mara jumpsuit, which retails for $1,345 and the Roger Vivier ballet flats ($875), paired with a Hermès Kelly Ostrich bag in cognac – which on the resale market is available from some sellers for $17,000.

Looking stoic, Melania headed straight to their waiting SUV as doormen loaded their personalized Louis Vuitton luggage into the trunk. It is thought that the mother and son duo have been staying in Trump Tower since they arrived there on May 23, seven days before Trump was found guilty by a jury of 12 Americans. 

Melania's father Viktor Knavs was also seen walking from Trump Tower earlier in the week. 

Melania Trump and son Barron break cover at Trump Tower in New York City. It is the first time Melania, 54, has been spotted publicly since her husband Donald Trump's guilty verdict in his high profile Stormy Daniels hush money trial. She looked stoic in a stylish belted jumpsuit and carried a matching Birkin handbag for the outing. A doorman had earlier loaded their Louis Vuitton luggage and suit holders, which feature Barron's initials 'BWT', into a support vehicle while the 18-year-old and his mother were ushered into their bullet proof Secret Service SUVs. Mother and son are understood to have been holed up in Trump Tower for 12 days after arriving on the evening of May 23. Melania's Father Viktor Knavs was also seen walking from Trump Tower earlier in the week. 04 Jun 2024 Pictured: Melania Trump and her Son Barron break cover at Trump Tower in New York City. Photo credit: MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA1149455_008.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]© MEGA
Melania and son Barron break cover at Trump Tower in New York City

Barron recently graduated from Oxbridge Academy in Palm Beach, Florida, a $38,000 a year private coeducational college-preparatory middle and high school. Barron moved to the Academy in 2021 after his father's Presidency came to an end; he previously studied at St Andrew's in Maryland which costs $50,000 a year. 

His graduation came on May 18, and he was cheered on by his mother and father, and his grandfather Viktor. It was unclear if Donald would attend as he had been scheduled to appear in court for the hush money, election interference case, but he was excused so that he could attend the ceremony. 

Trump is also dad to sons Eric and Donald Jr, and daughters Ivanka and Tiffany. 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 24: Former U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to depart at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport after being booked at the Fulton County jail on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Trump was booked on multiple charges related to an alleged plan to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)© Joe Raedle
Donald Trump after being booked at the Fulton County jail, 2023

Trump was supported by his son Eric in court as he was found guilty of 34 counts in the case brought forward by Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg. 

The trial began on April 15, one year after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee was charged with 34 felony counts for falsifying business records in an attempt to silence his alleged mistress, Stormy Daniels, ahead of his 2016 run for president. 

Bragg claimed it impacted the decision of the 2016 election, which Trump won over Hillary Clinton. 

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - AUGUST 24: In this handout provided by the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, former U.S. President Donald Trump poses for his booking photo at the Fulton County Jail on August 24, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. Trump was booked on 13 charges related to an alleged plan to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election in Georgia. Trump and 18 others facing felony charges have been ordered to turn themselves in to the Fulton County Jail by August 25. (Photo by Fulton County Sheriff's Office via Getty Images)© Handout
Trump's mugshot from Fulton County Jail

Reacting to the guilty verdict news, Trump continued his recurring spiel that the trial was rigged, telling reporters outside the courtroom: "Our whole country is being rigged right now. This was done by the Biden administration in order to wound or hurt an opponent, a political opponent," and emphasized that the "real verdict" would come on November 5, election day. 

Trump will be sentenced on July 11, 2024.

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