Ivanka Trump was spotted for the first time since Joe Biden's election victory in New York City as she and her husband Jared Kushner prepare for life after the White House.
Donald Trump's daughter and close adviser was seen with a garment bag over her arm on Friday morning from her $ 4.1 million Manhattan apartment in the Trump & # 39; s Park Avenue building. The pictures were taken exclusively by DailyMail.com.
The purpose of their visit was unclear, but the Kushners are expected to return to the Big Apple to try to resume their old lives before moving to Washington DC as Trump's aide.
Their return may not be a smooth one, however, as their work at the White House has alienated several left-wing former friends and Ivanka's best friend has warned they will find the move socially "difficult".
The Kushners, both 39, and their three children may also have trouble getting a COVID vaccine if it goes on sale when they return to New York after their father said on Friday that he would not get supplies to the Send state as he continues to feud with Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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Ivanka Trump was spotted for the first time since Joe Biden's election victory in New York City
Donald Trump's daughter and one of his closest associates were pictured from their $ 4.1 million Manhattan apartment in the Trump & # 39; s Park Avenue building on Friday morning
Ivanka complied with state coronavirus rules on her outing and wore a face mask with a floral pattern
Ivanka has held back since her father's defeat – her only public outing since Election Day was to join him on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery.
Though she has not yet publicly acknowledged Biden's victory, both she and Kushner have reportedly quietly urged Trump behind closed doors to give in and bow gracefully.
The power couple are expected to return from DC to New York, where the temple, the prestigious Jewish school and Kusher's family have long been, all of which are still in town.
And the timing of their visit to New York suggests they may already be setting the wheels in motion.
Ivanka cut a casual figure in jeans, knee-high boots and a blue sweater. Her hair was scratched back into a loose ponytail when she stepped out of her apartment building on Friday morning.
She was carrying a blue shopping bag over her shoulder and a garment bag over her other arm when a doorman protected her from the rain with an umbrella as she walked to a waiting car.
The doorman and her security staff helped her into the car before she went to a commercial office building a few blocks from Trump Tower.
Ivanka cut a casual figure in jeans, knee-high boots and a blue sweater. Her hair was scratched back into a loose ponytail when she stepped out of her apartment building on Friday morning
A doorman protected her from the rainy autumn weather with an umbrella as she walked to a waiting car outside. She carried a blue shopping bag over one shoulder and a garment bag over her other arm
The doorman and her security guys helped her into the car before she went to a commercial office building a few blocks from Trump Tower
The purpose of their visit was unclear, but the Kushners are expected to return to the Big Apple to try to resume their old lives before moving to Washington DC as Trump's aide
Ivanka complied with state coronavirus rules on her outing and wore a face mask with a floral pattern.
Her visit to her previous – and possibly future – main house came hours before her father spoke for the first time since the election for Biden at a press conference before the nation where he vowed to withhold a COVID vaccine from New York.
"As soon as the vaccine becomes available to the general public in April, except in places like New York state, where the governor has decided, for political reasons, to say," I think it's not good politically. I think it's very bad from a health point of view. & # 39; He wants to take time for the vaccine. He doesn't trust where the vaccine comes from, ”Trump said.
He was referring to Cuomo's comments on ABC's "Good Morning America" Monday when the governor described the news of Pfizer's breakthrough in a possible vaccine as "good news" but "bad news" being introduced under Trump.
Trump said it was a shame the governor, who became a national star for handling the pandemic in his state, doesn't trust his White House.
It remains to be seen whether the same rules will apply to Trump's own family when the Kushners move back to the Big Apple.
But it is clear that Trump's latest attack on New York will do his daughter and her husband a disservice in the already challenging task of reintegrating into the New York social scene.
Her return may not be a smooth one, however, as her work at the White House has alienated several left-wing former friends and Ivanka's best friend has warned it could be socially "difficult".
Ivanka went to the waiting car. Her visit comes as she and Jared Kushner begin preparing for life after their father leaves the White House
Ivanka has held back since her father's defeat – her only public outing since Election Day was to join him on Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery
The timing of their visit to New York suggests that the power couple could already set the wheels in motion for their return.
Her visit to her former – and possibly future – main house came hours before her father spoke to the nation at a press conference for the first time since the election for Biden
Trump vows to withhold a COVID vaccine from New York that attacked Governor Cuomo for "not trusting" his White House
It remains to be seen whether the same rules will apply to Trump's own family when they move back to the Big Apple
Trump's latest attack on New York will also do his daughter and her husband a disservice in the challenging task of reintegrating into the New York social scene that lies ahead
The Kushners are expected to return to New York with their luxury apartment, temple, the Kehilath Jeshurun Congregation, where the Kushners contribute a large sum and where they are welcomed with open arms.
And to the Ramaz School, the highly competitive Jewish private school where there will likely be places for the children.
But the couple could experience a rude awakening and their return to town could be socially "difficult" – at least initially, according to Ivanka's best friend Georgina Bloomberg, 37.
Bloomberg, who defended her friend to the Daily Beast, described Ivanka as "a wonderfully bright person (who gets a lot of criticism) who she doesn't deserve".
According to the daughter of former New York City Mayor Michael – a vocal Trump critic herself – any beginning happy New Yorker elite is "likely to change" over time.
Many of the couple's famous friends have become famous former friends over the past four years.
If Ivanka and Jared expect to seamlessly return to their old New York life, they may awaken rude. The couple and their children Arabella and Joseph are pictured boarding Air Force One
Ivanka reportedly wants to find her way back into the art world and has kept in touch with well-known art dealers. Ivanka and Jared pose with New York postal ballot papers with Donald Trump at Air Force One
Actress Natalie Portman, who attended her wedding in 2009 and invited her to her own in 2012, was a vocal critic who accused Trump of "leading us backwards on civil rights."
Emmy Rossum, who was also at her wedding, responded to Trump's 2016 locker room comments with the tweet, "Donald Trump thinks" when you're a star, "can you do anything to women"? You can't get me to vote for you, you misogynist legitimate pig. & # 39;
Prominent and former Vogue editor Lauren Santo Domingo, who once led the American Museum of Natural History's winter dance with Ivanka (Heavenly Black Tie), has made it clear that she has no intention of going anywhere near here of her former friend.
Georgina Bloomberg defended her best friend Ivanka Trump and insisted that she is a "wonderful person" and a "good daughter" who has received criticism that she "does not deserve" (picture 2014).
"In the end it will be @realDonaldTrump and @IvankaTrump alone in the bunker …" is just one of her numerous tweets.
And while they may be able to count on the friendship of a few – art dealers Tico and Colby Mugrabi remain close confidants and went to Camp David for the couple's wedding anniversary in 2019 – they also have to face the guilty reality by dealing with the deeply divisive President.
Prior to her role in politics, Ivanka was a prominent figure in the art scene and had built an impressive collection that was featured frequently on her Instagram posts.
In 2017 it was reported that Ivanka and husband Jared owned pieces by various artists, including Dan Colen, Alex Da Corte, David Ostrowski, Jan Yoors, Christopher Wool, John Baldessari, Nate Lowman, and Alex Israel.
According to ArtNet, the first daughter wants to return to the art world and collect pieces again.
The gossip column claims Ivanka could possibly get her foot in the door through the handful of art connections she maintained during her time in Washington.
Ivanka had reportedly prepared for her inevitable return by staying in touch with prominent art collectors and dealers like Tico and Mugrabi.
The billionaire heiresses (pictured with Ivanka's daughter Arabella in 2014), now in their late 30s, were incredibly close in their twenties when they both lived in New York
Prior to her role in politics, the first daughter was a prominent figure in the art collector world. She had built an impressive collection that was featured frequently in her Instagram posts (picture).
Now that Joe Biden has put them out of work, Jared and Ivanka are likely to be moving out of their Washington, DC home and back to their Park Avenue apartment in a Trump building
The family could return to their $ 4.1 million block in Trump's Park Avenue building
One who knows the family well, told DailyMail.com that Ivanka and Jared were never social butterflies.
The source, who asked not to be named, said, "Jared really isn't a terribly social person, and Ivanka hasn't really been there since they got married and had kids."
“You've never socialized like some New Yorkers – it's not about galas and big philanthropic events. And none of this happens because of Covid anyway. & # 39;
Instead, it's all about business and family; this double helix of Trump DNA. These are the foundations that will underpin your life in New York.
While Don Jr. fired a series of screaming tweets urging his father to go to "total war" and even the Ice Age Melania spoke of "illegal" voices, the first daughter and first son-in-law remained conspicuously silent.
Aside from a gloomy and lonely stroll by Ivanka at the Veterans Day Memorial Service at Arlington National Cemetery, the compulsively groomed couple were barely seen.
Emmy Rossum, who was at Jared and Ivanka's wedding (pictured together in 2010), was an outspoken critic of Donald Trump
The actress responded to Trump's hot mic locker room comments in 2016 with a tweet, "Donald Trump thinks" if you're a star, "can you do anything to women"? You can't get me to vote for you, you misogynist legitimate pig. & # 39;
The prominent and former Vogue editor Lauren Santo Domingo (pictured with Ivanka in 2009), who once led the American Museum of Natural History's winter dance with Ivanka (dress theme “Heavenly Black Tie”), has made it clear that she is not intended is now sitting somewhere near her former friend
"In the end it will be @realDonaldTrump and @IvankaTrump alone in the bunker …" is just one of their numerous tweets, "Santo Domingo said in a 2007 tweet
Despite their father's large presence, Ivanka and Kushner's life in New York was always relatively small, living within a few blocks of the city's Upper East Side.
The Park Avenue apartment in a Trump building is of course within walking distance of Ivanka's hair salons on East 55th Street and the beautician on the Upper East Side, and of course the looming presence of Trump Tower.
Kushner's parents, who have a home in New Jersey, also have an apartment near their son that overlooks Central Park.
When Ivanka and Kushner lived in town, they often took their children – Arabella, 9, Joseph, 7, and Theodore (4) – to visit their grandparents and take family trips to the park's petting zoo.
Kushner grew up in the modern Orthodox tradition, a strain of Judaism that combines observation with life in the secular world and to which Ivanka converted in marriage.
These traditions are an integral part of their family life. In fact, they are so strict observers of Shabuoth that on the day of his inauguration the couple had to apply for special rabbinical permission to ride with Trump's cavalcade because it fell on a Friday.
Their children were enrolled and are likely to return to the Ramaz School, a joint Jewish modern school on the Upper East Side not far from the New York family's temple, the Kehilath Jeshurun Congregation.
Before Trump's presidency, Ivanka and Jared smacked their lips in New York's most elite circles and even attended the Met Gala in 2015 (left) and 2016 (right).
Ivanka was regularly seen on excursions and tennis matching, in 2016 with Dasha Zhukova and sister-in-law Karlie Kloss at the final of the men's singles at the 2016 US Open
In 2017, Rabbi Emeritus Haskel Lookstein publicly stated he was "deeply concerned about the moral equivalence and ambiguity" offered by President Trump in response to the riots in Charlottesville in which 32-year-old protester Heather Heyer was told by a white supremacist was killed.
But he never extended this criticism to Ivanka and Kushner, whom he "loves".
It would be appropriate for their children to return to school as the couple moved their children from their expensive private school in Washington, DC last month after parents reportedly complained that the couple violated COVID-19 guidelines and attends White House events without masks.
The couple had sent her to the Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School, valued at $ 28,400 a year, since moving to the capital in 2017. On October 19, they transferred her to the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy in Maryland, where fees rise to $ 25,270.
At the time, it said the move soon after Donald Trump and other White House officials tested positive for the virus was due to Berman offering more one-on-one classes amid the ongoing pandemic.
But the Jewish Telegraphic Agency now reports how other parents had raised their concerns about the couple having attended events in support of the president and in close contact with people in functions where COVID-19 was common.
The school reportedly failed to reach a compromise with the couple on this matter and the children were withdrawn. A Milton spokesman confirmed: "You have retired from school."
White House spokeswoman Carolina Hurley told DailyMail.com Thursday, "Unnamed sources attacking a family's decision what is best for their children in the middle of a pandemic are shameful.
"As with all families, school choices and education are profoundly personal choices and they don't owe an explanation to anyone, especially idle rumors that get the attention of the press."
Their children were enrolled and are likely to return to the Ramaz School, a joint Jewish modern school on the Upper East Side not far from the New York family's temple, the Kehilath Jeshurun Congregation. Arabella (9), Joseph (7) and Theodore (4) are pictured on the weekend of July 4th
In 2017, Rabbi Emeritus Haskel Lookstein publicly stated he was "deeply concerned about the moral equivalence and ambiguity" offered by President Trump in response to the riots in Charlottesville in which 32-year-old protester Heather Heyer was told by a white supremacist was killed. But he never extended this criticism to Ivanka and Kushner, whom he "loves".
In business terms, neither Ivanka nor Kushner completely separated from their interests during their tenure in the White House.
Ivanka resigned as executive vice president of acquisitions and development and put her interests in the Trump organization in a trust, but she continued to pull down an annual salary of $ 1.5 million.
She initially kept her lifestyle and fashion brand that sold clothes, jewelry, perfumes and accessories. But in 2018 she concluded by saying, “After 17 months in Washington, I don't know when or if I'll ever get back into business, but I know my focus will be on the work I do for the foreseeable future here in Washington. & # 39;
In fact, the brand had been dragged off the shelves of Nordstrom and Dillards as early as 2017, where it was once swiftly sold after an online boycott campaign that had grown in prominence.
To be honest, Ivanka's interests seem to have drifted away from the fashion world.
She could easily revert to a more active role in the Trump organization, and there are rumors that TV and book offers are to be considered.
But as DailyMail.com announced earlier this week, Ivanka has its own political ambitions and there could be a second season of the Trump administration, this time with Ivanka in the Oval Office.
One who knows the family well, told DailyMail.com that Ivanka and Jared were never social butterflies. “Jared really isn't a terribly social person,” Ivanka said, “is more like her father. She sees the public profile as part of the business
Her husband now has a multi-million dollar real estate empire to return to, albeit one that is controversial.
His family's company was recently criticized for filing eviction notices against tenants awaiting government Covid aid payments, and over the years it has been deemed negligent and contentious.
Kushner's refusal to completely divest himself of his business interests has long created concerns among ethics watch dogs. This was most recently shown in the discovery that Cadre – the real estate company he co-founded in 2014 – had made a $ 90 million investment from Saudi Arabia.
Cadre's value has increased fivefold since 2017, and although Kushner stepped down from the board of directors and reduced his stake to 25 percent, it's still an essential part of a company that now manages a $ 522 million fund that Buying real estate across the country.
But while Kushner may miss the closeness to power his roving mandate as adviser to the president brought him, he's unlikely to miss the limelight.
One who was familiar with him told DailyMail.com, “Jared is not exactly someone who is comfortable being in the spotlight. He enjoys having a profile that allows him to meet people and make business contacts, but Ivanka is different.
& # 39; She's more like her father. She sees the public profile as part of the business. & # 39;
That explains why Ivanka and Kushner, a couple who always resembled a shimmering hologram, have all but disappeared from the public eye.
With a future run at the White House in mind, neither Ivanka nor her husband want to burn bridges.
And if Ivanka makes the leap from first daughter to first female president, Kushner can look forward to her own promotion, from first son-in-law to first husband.
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