News, Culture & Society

Ivanka dons a bright red coat to watch President Trump sign North American trade deal

Ivanka Trump stood out in a bright red Carolina Herrera coat and dark sunglasses as she watched her father, President Donald Trump, sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on Wednesday. 

The 38-year-old first daughter was seen arriving on the South Lawn of the White House with her husband and fellow White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner, ahead of the ceremony. 

The temperature was in the low 40s, and Ivanka kept warm in her fit-and-flare double-faced coat with a scarf, which she paired with sheer black tights and black patent leather heels. 

First daughter duties: Ivanka Trump watched her father, President Donald Trump, sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement on the South Lawn of the White House on Wednesday

Lady in red: The first daughter donned a bright Carolina Herrera coat, which she paired with sheer black tights and black patent leather heels

Lady in red: The first daughter donned a bright Carolina Herrera coat, which she paired with sheer black tights and black patent leather heels

All done up: The 38-year-old's blonde lob was styled in loose waves, and her dangly pearl earrings peeked out from underneath her hair

All done up: The 38-year-old’s blonde lob was styled in loose waves, and her dangly pearl earrings peeked out from underneath her hair

The mother of three added a touch of glamour to her look by sporting a pair of dark, oversized shades that shielded her eyes from the sun.

Her blonde lob was styled in loose waves, and her dangly pearl earrings peeked out from underneath her hair. 

For the second day in a row, Ivanka had on her large, square, cushion-cut diamond engagement ring. 

The former businesswoman has mostly steered clear of ostentatious jewelry since she started working as a White House senior adviser, and she rarely wears the 5.22-carat jewel that is rumored to be worth over $500,000.  

Political partners: Ivanka was seen arriving on the South Lawn of the White House with her husband and fellow White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner

Political partners: Ivanka was seen arriving on the South Lawn of the White House with her husband and fellow White House senior adviser, Jared Kushner

Accessories: Ivanka added a touch of glamour to her look by sporting a pair of dark, oversized shades that shielded her eyes from the sun

Accessories: Ivanka added a touch of glamour to her look by sporting a pair of dark, oversized shades that shielded her eyes from the sun

Patriotic: Ivanka's cherry-colored coat perfectly matched her husband's red striped tie

Patriotic: Ivanka’s cherry-colored coat perfectly matched her husband’s red striped tie 

Wednesday’s ceremony also marked the second time she was photographed wearing her Carolina Herrera coat. 

Ivanka was first seen wearing it in October when she walked her three children to their local synagogue to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret. 

Throwback: Ivanka was first seen wearing the coat  in October when she walked her three children to their local synagogue to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret

Throwback: Ivanka was first seen wearing the coat  in October when she walked her three children to their local synagogue to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Shemini Atzeret 

Meanwhile, Jared, 39, sported a navy wool coat over his standard navy suit, though he jazzed up his signature work outfit with a blue and red striped tie. 

The couple may have been going for a patriotic look, as Ivanka’s cherry-colored coat perfectly matched her husband’s tie.  

The first daughter left her Washington, D.C. in a Secret Service vehicle straight from her garage on Wednesday morning around 10:30 a.m. — three hours after Jared stepped out the door.

Always an early riser, Jared was seen leaving their front gate with his coat and black work bag in his hand around 7:30 a.m.

The couple later reunited at the White House and attended the signing ceremony together while showing their supporter for her father. 

President Trump is eager to show off a big policy triumph during his impeachment trial by signing into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico.

Trump made renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement a priority during his 2016 campaign, although trade experts say the impact of the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will be modest.

Last-minute chat: Ivanka stopped to talk to someone at the signing ceremony before it started

Last-minute chat: Ivanka stopped to talk to someone at the signing ceremony before it started 

Proud: The first daughter was all smiles as she stood behind her father on stage

Proud: The first daughter was all smiles as she stood behind her father on stage 

Planned? Ivanka also matched her dad, who changed up his look by wearing a red tie with navy stripes

Planned? Ivanka also matched her dad, who changed up his look by wearing a red tie with navy stripes 

Canada and Mexico already represent the top two export markets for U.S. goods. But the pact, along with the signing of a ‘phase one’ agreement with China, dials down trade tensions that contributed to slowing economic growth globally.

The leaders of the three nations signed the new pact in late 2018. Legislation implementing the North American deal received overwhelming, bipartisan support in Congress after several months of behind-the-scenes negotiations between Democratic lawmakers and the Trump administration.

Still, it appeared that prominent Democratic lawmakers were left off the White House guest list for Wednesday’s event. The snub came after the Democratic-led House impeached Trump.

‘What the president will be signing is quite different from what the president sent us,’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday. ‘We were able to make vast improvements. If we weren’t, we would not have been able to pass the bill.’

Goal: President Trump is eager to show off a big policy triumph during his impeachment trial by signing into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico

Goal: President Trump is eager to show off a big policy triumph during his impeachment trial by signing into law a major rewrite of the rules of trade with Canada and Mexico

On the go: Ivanka left her Washington, D.C. in a Secret Service vehicle straight from her garage on Wednesday morning around 10:30 a.m.

On the go: Ivanka left her Washington, D.C. in a Secret Service vehicle straight from her garage on Wednesday morning around 10:30 a.m.

First out: Always an early riser, Jared was seen leaving their front gate with his coat and black work bag in his hand around 7:30 a.m.

First out: Always an early riser, Jared was seen leaving their front gate with his coat and black work bag in his hand around 7:30 a.m.

Rep. Richard Neal, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, said it only passed Congress because of how the Democrats forced changes in Trump’s original proposal. 

‘They voted for it for one reason, is because of how we shaped and altered the president’s proposal,’ he explained.

Trump has billed the agreement as ‘a new model of trade for the 21st century.’ 

Speaking to supporters at a New Jersey rally on Tuesday night, Trump said: ‘Tomorrow we will replace the NAFTA nightmare, one of the worst trade deals ever in history.’

NAFTA, which took effect in 1994, tore down trade barriers between the three North American countries and commerce between them surged. But Trump and other critics said NAFTA encouraged factories to leave the United States and relocate south of the border to take advantage of low-wage Mexican labor.

Support system: Ivanka watched her father, President Donald Trump, unveil his plan for peace in the Middle East in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday

Support system: Ivanka watched her father, President Donald Trump, unveil his plan for peace in the Middle East in the East Room of the White House on Tuesday 

Focused: Ivanka had a serious look on her face ahead of the announcement

Focused: Ivanka had a serious look on her face ahead of the announcement

Bling ring: The White House senior adviser had her hands clasped together, revealing her diamond engagement ring, which features a large, square, cushion-cut diamond

Bling ring: The White House senior adviser had her hands clasped together, revealing her diamond engagement ring, which features a large, square, cushion-cut diamond

Trump threatened to leave NAFTA if he couldn’t get a better deal, creating uncertainty over regional trade.

The independent U.S. International Trade Commission last year calculated that the U.S.-Mexico-Canada deal would add 0.35 per cent, or $68 billion, to economic growth and generate 176,000 jobs over six years — not much of a change for a $22 trillion economy with 152 million non-farm jobs. 

It’s been a busy week for Ivanka and Jared, who were also on hand to watch the president unveil his plan for peace in the Middle East on Tuesday in the East Room of the White House. 

The first daughter looked somber when she arrived at the event wearing a black collarless suit jacket and a matching skirt.

Trump released the plan before a pro-Israel audience at the White House with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by his side. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


Comments are closed.