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Ivanka Trump celebrates Veterans Day with President Donald Trump in Arlington


Ivanka Trump showed her support for her father as he and President Donald Trump celebrated Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, making her first public appearance since the elections.

The senior White House adviser was barely recognizable in a slate-gray coat, black leather gloves, and a black wide-brimmed hat that she wore to keep her hair dry on that rainy day in Virginia.

39-year-old Ivanka also wore a protective black flower mask that, along with her hat, covered most of her face. It is unclear whether her husband, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, also attended the event.

Gloomy: Ivanka Trump, 39, was almost unrecognizable as she joined President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Wednesday

Bundled: The first daughter wore a slate-gray coat, black leather gloves and a black hat to protect her blonde hair from the rain on Veteran's Day

Bundled: The first daughter wore a slate-gray coat, black leather gloves and a black hat to protect her blonde hair from the rain on Veteran's Day

She wore a simple black round neck top under her coat that matched her black accessories.

The first daughter wore her straight blonde hair around her shoulders, but thanks to the large brim on her hat, it stayed a little dry in the rain.

There was a solemn look in her eyes, the only part of her face that was really visible, and her lashes were coated with thick mascara.

Ivanka was seen leaving her Washington DC home in a black Secret Service SUV just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday before heading to Arlington with her father and stepmother.

The first daughter took to social media early that morning to pay tribute to the U.S. veterans. She wrote: “There is no greater gratitude we, as Americans, owe to those who throughout history have worn US uniforms and fought for US freedoms that we enjoy.

“May God bless and care for all of our veterans still serving in our military and their families! # Veterans Day. & # 39;

Later in the day, she awkwardly celebrated her father winning the state of Alaska and called on people to point out that he lost the election.

Incognito: Ivanka also wore a protective black flower mask that, along with her hat, covered most of her face

Incognito: Ivanka also wore a protective black flower mask that, along with her hat, covered most of her face

Finally seen: the trip to Arlington marked the White House's senior adviser’s first public appearance since her father lost the election

Seen at last: The trip to Arlington marked the White House's senior adviser’s first public appearance since her father lost the election

& # 39; BREAKING: President Trump and Senate Republicans win Alaska by an overwhelming majority and a massive spread of 20 points! Put AK in the books for @realDonaldTrump! Congratulations Senator @DanSullivan_AK! Thanks Alaska! & # 39; She wrote and tweeted the Associated Press announcement.

"So you say the AP is a trustworthy source?" asked a reviewer who pointed out that the Associated Press named Biden the winner.

"So do we now accept results from AP?" someone else interfered while another commented, "You were knocked down by more than 5 million in the referendum and lost the electoral college by 306-232."

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump brave the rain to attend the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day.

Trump stepped forward to greet the grave of the Unknown Soldier and observe a moment of silence before stepping back under an umbrella while a lone trumpeter played TAPS.

In his Veterans Day proclamation, Trump highlighted his administration's work to improve the lives of veterans and reiterated his commitment to veterans and military personnel.

Tradition: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday

Tradition: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump attended the wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday

Pay Tribute: Trump stepped forward to greet the grave of the Unknown Soldier and observe a moment of silence

Pay Tribute: Trump stepped forward to greet the grave of the Unknown Soldier and observe a moment of silence

He also praised his efforts as president to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs, including increasing funding and choosing to be cared for by local health care providers.

Trump said another achievement within the VA is "removing employees who do not give our veterans the care and attention they deserve and making the agency more accountable to the heroes it serves".

Joe Biden and his wife Jill attended their own Veterans Day commemoration by laying a wreath at the Korean War Memorial at Penn & # 39; s Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the same time, Trump held his event in Virginia.

Wednesday morning's wreath laying ceremony marked the first time Trump has been seen since Sunday as he has not held any public events in the past few days or had anything on his official presidential schedule as he continues to claim he won the presidential election despite predictions Joe Biden as the winner.

Since then, Trump has only addressed the nation via Twitter and conceded nothing to Biden. However, he came out of the White House for two separate rounds of golf at his club in Sterling, Virginia on Saturday and Sunday.

Biden, on the other hand, has held public events daily and has made several public statements since Saturday when major media outlets predicted him as the winner of the presidential election.

Gratitude: The first daughter took to social media early that morning to pay tribute to the U.S. veterans

Gratitude: The first daughter took to social media early that morning to pay tribute to the U.S. veterans

Awaken hope? Later that day, she awkwardly celebrated her father winning the state of Alaska and urged people to point out that he had already lost the election to Joe Biden

Awaken hope? Later that day, she awkwardly celebrated her father winning the state of Alaska and urged people to point out that he had already lost the election to Joe Biden

On the way out: Ivanka was seen leaving her Washington, DC home in a black Secret Service SUV just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday

On the way out: Ivanka was seen leaving her Washington, DC home in a black Secret Service SUV just after 10 a.m. on Wednesday

Trump's only significant action by the president since the election was the sudden sacking of Defense Secretary Mark Esper, which he announced on Twitter.

Ivanka has tacitly urged her father to throw in the towel and allow the election to Biden while targeting her own future run at the White House, well-placed sources exclusively told DailyMail.com.

Former Vice President Biden was named president-elect on Saturday, sparking celebrations across the country. However, President Trump has refused to accept the results, making unsubstantiated claims about widespread election fraud and filing of lawsuits in multiple states.

Don Jr. picked up his father's rallying cry and angrily tweeted similar news about election fraud. Even First Lady Melania talked about "illegal" votes, but Ivanka was relatively calm about the election on social media, save for celebrating her father's victory in Alaska on Wednesday.

Behind the scenes, the first daughter urged Trump and his administration to admit defeat, and during a senior executive meeting said it was an "honor to serve the people and people should be happy with what they have accomplished".

A source closely associated with the Trump family said, “Ivanka has her own agenda. She has had her eyes on the desk behind the Oval Office since day one and she won't burn bridges by mouthing like Don Jr. who keeps whipping on Twitter.

"Everything she brings out is calculated and well thought out because she always has the big picture in mind."

Endgame: Ivanka has silently urged her father to allow the election to Biden as she has her own future run at the White House in mind, sources told DailyMail.com

Endgame: Ivanka has silently urged her father to allow the election to Biden as she has her own future run at the White House in mind, sources told DailyMail.com

All eyes on her: Ivanka's brother Don Jr. is also watching the White House - but even Melania doubts it

All eyes on her: Ivanka's brother Don Jr. is also watching the White House – but even Melania doubts it

Even her husband Jared, 39, has privately urged his father-in-law to give up the fight with dignity, urging Trump to drop all recent lawsuits and focus on four years.

The insider said that within the Trump family there is "essentially a tug of war with Jared and Ivanka on one side and Don Jr. and Eric on the other".

Ivanka isn't the only Trump kid to watch the White House – Don Jr. wants it too.

The insider said: “Don Jr. likes to believe he's the one who will eventually take the reins with Kimberly [Guilfoyle] by his side, but Melania would be the first to admit that this will never happen because he doesn't have it the smarts like Donald and will at best get his own show on Fox News.

"Melania, like her husband, said Don Jr. likes to hear himself talk and doesn't know when to stop."

They added: “Unlike her brother, Ivanka has full support for her father who will do whatever it takes to see his princess follow in his footsteps.

Donald likes to brag that they're like two peas in a pod and that Ivanka, like him, is a charismatic-born leader whom people love.

"He's proud of the idea that one day she too will be president."