Donald Trump May Not Move Into the White House Full-Time

The president-elect also reportedly hopes to continue holding large campaign-style rallies

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President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering moving into the White House only part time.

According to the New York Times, Trump is still “coming to grips with the fact that his life is about to change radically,” and is weighing whether he will be able to spend weekends at his home in the Trump Tower in Manhattan or another one of his residences.

“Mr. Trump, a homebody who often flew several hours late at night during the campaign so he could wake up in his own bed in Trump Tower, is talking with his advisers about how many nights a week he will spend in the White House,” the Times wrote. “He has told them he would like to do what he is used to, which is spending time in New York when he can.”

The Times wrote that Trump was “shocked when he won,” and wishes to maintain as much of his pre-election life as possible. During the campaign, the then-candidate often spent nights flying back to Trump Tower after campaign events across the country.

The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

In other breaks from convention, Trump also wishes to continue managing his own Twitter account and holding large campaign-style rallies once he’s in office. But Trump’s combative Twitter account has already been the subject of negative headlines, just a few days after the election.

As protests broke out in cities across the country — including Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Oakland, Seattle, Portland, Boston and Miami, among others — in the days following the election, Trump took to Twitter to complain.

“Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting,” he wrote on Thursday night. “Very unfair!”

By Friday, Trump had changed his tune and tweeted, “Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country. We will all come together and be proud!”

Mike DuHaime, an adviser to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, told the Times that the Trump camp is intentionally looking to break from tradition.

“I know they’re willing to be unorthodox and want to be true to themselves and not fall into a habit of, let’s just follow precedent on what’s been done,” said DuHaime