out with the old
Malia and Sasha Obama's giant swing set was donated to a family shelter in southwestern Washington, D.C., after being turned down by Barron Trump, CNN reports. Installed at the White House in 2009, the swing set was originally intended to help make the new residence feel like home for Malia and Sasha, who were then just 10 and 7 years old, respectively. The set even bears a plaque declaring the structure "Malia & Sasha's Castle."
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama had a chance Monday to watch kids at the Jobs Have Priority Naylor Road Family Shelter try out the set, after it arrived at its new home Jan. 5:
Barron Trump, 10, was offered the play set first, but the Trump family turned it down due to the fact that he is remaining in New York with his mother, Melania Trump, through at least the spring — where his replica Mercedes with its custom BARRON nameplate presumably entertains him.