America's First Lady should receive a salary. In a breach of tradition, Melania Trump has not yet moved into the White House to greet dignitaries, entertain their spouses, host parties and events, and launch national programs or movements to further social causes. Jennifer Weiner writes in the New York Times that paying her - and all future First Ladies - for her labor, efforts and time would be justified.
The First Lady of the United States should not get paid. The current First Lady, Melania Trump, has refused to embrace her position in the White House by remaining in New York, a decision that is costing U.S. taxpayers millions of dollars. In skirting her duties, writes L.V. Anderson of Slate, Melania is not working and should therefore not receive a salary, as none of her predecessors did.