First lady Melania Trump attends an event at the White House on November 24, 2020.
First lady Melania Trump did not write her own "thank you" notes to the White House residence staff who have cared for her and her family for the last for years, according to two sources with knowledge of the notes and Trump's handling of them.
The 80 or so staff who received the type written notes were under the assumption the first lady had written them herself.
Instead, Trump tasked a lower-level East Wing staffer with writing them "in her voice," and she signed her name.
Much of the correspondence includes personal anecdotes and the letters become "cherished keepsakes" for the residence staff, says the source.
The butlers, cooks, housekeepers, ushers and maintenance workers do not typically turn over with each administration and many have been working at the White House for a decade or more.
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