The White House announced Tuesday that it will allow members of President Donald Trump’s family to spend the day in the White House’s living room, including the White Room.
The move follows a week of chaos at the White, as Trump attempted to remove his family from the West Wing after a reporter called the president a racist for referring to a journalist by her first name.
The White, which had been closed for more than two months due to Hurricane Irma, reopened on Monday and was open to the press for the first time since the president was forced to resign.
The president has long had a contentious relationship with the press, and his administration has been beset by reports of White House staff members being subjected to verbal and physical abuse.
The Trump White House had also been forced to shut down earlier this year after the Department of Homeland Security announced a new policy requiring all employees to wear full face coverings during the White’s return to the government.
The new policy comes amid growing pressure from the White and House to do more to protect journalists from potential violence at the hands of protesters.
The administration is expected to begin using more than 50 security guards and extra personnel in the West Lawn on Wednesday.
The first family has been staying at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building since August.