Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, enjoyed some poolside PDA this weekend as their kids splashed nearby at a Miami waterpark.
Ivanka, 39, was dressed for some sunshine on Sunday, donning a printed purple bikini layered with a white eyelet coverup, which she accessorized with a pink scarf in her hair and some oversized sunglasses.
While children Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore had fun nearby, mom and dad had some fun of their own, sharing a smooch while a dripping, shirtless Jared toweled off from the water.
The couple seemed carefree despite the unflattering portrait being painted in the press this week as excerpts of former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s new book have been released.
In the latest revelations, pritned by TMZ, Grisham shared how former First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff Lindsay Reynolds feared that the Trump children would embarrass the United States when they all attended a state dinner with the Queen in London in 2019, comparing the family to the Beverly Hillbillies.
Smooch: Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, enjoyed some poolside PDA this weekend
Poolside: Ivanka, 39, was dressed for some sunshine on Sunday, donning a printed purple bikini layered with a white eyelet coverup
She and Jared were captured sharing an affectionate moment, as Jared leaned in to kiss a smiling Ivanka
Ivanka beamed at her husband from behind dark sunglasses on Sunday
Meanwhile, their children – Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore – enjoyed the waterpark
Ivanka certainly appeared to be the picture of happiness on the family outing.
Carrying her phone and a cup of coffee from Starbucks, the mother-of-three was all smiles and warmly greeted admirers.
She even took time to pose for a selfie with one man who approached her.
But the day appears to have been mostly about family, with Ivanka and her three children posing together for a poolside photo.
All were protected against the sun, the boys wearing long-sleeve shirts with their swim trunks and Arabella wearing a long-sleeve shirt over her bathing suit as well.
Only 40-year-old Jared, it seems, went shirtless, and was photographed exposing his abs and body hair while towling off in his black swimsuit.
Carrying her phone and a cup of coffee from Starbucks, the mother-of-three was all smiles and warmly greeted admirers
Ivanka certainly appeared to be the picture of happiness on the family outing
She briefly moved her sunglasses up on her head to check her phone
The whole family appeared untroubled, and certainly were showing no signs that they’re bothered by any tidbits coming out about them in Grisham’s new book
Ivanka, carrying a tote bag, can be seen on the stairs to a waterpark attraction
She accompanied the children with their tubes up to a waterpark slide
He and Ivanka, were married at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey on October 25, 2009, indulged in some PDA while the kids played.
Besides sharing a kiss, both put their arms around one another with Ivanka taking a moment to pick something off of her husband’s back as he walked just in front of her.
The whole family appeared untroubled, and certainly were showing no signs that they’re bothered by any tidbits coming out about them in Grisham’s new book, ‘I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw at Trump White House.’
Grisham was a 2016 campaign aide who became First Lady Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, before being elevated to White House press secretary and communications director from July 2019 to April 2020.
She then returned to the East Wing to serve as the first lady’s spokesperson, again, and chief of staff.
Her book hits shelves tomorrow, but several outlets have already published excerpts.
The most recent was shared by TMZ today.
Ivanka and Jared, who were married at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey on October 25, 2009, indulged in some PDA while the kids played
Besides sharing a kiss, both put their arms around one another
Only Jared, it seems, went shirtless, and was photographed exposing his abs and body hair while towling off in his black swimsuit
Ivanka and Jared spoke by the pool after Jared got out of the water
Ivanka took a moment to pick something off of her husband’s back as he walked just in front of her
Grisham described working in the Trump White House like being in a ‘clown car on fire running at full speed into a warehouse full of fireworks.’
She caims that Ivanka and Jared tried to get themselves into a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II during Trump’s visit to the UK in 2019, which would have been a ‘wild breach of protocol,’ according to The Washington Post.
Melania’s chief of staff Lindsay Reynolds, for one, was worried that the Trumps wouldn’t be well received.
‘We’re going to look like the Beverly Hillbillies,’ she told Stephanie Grisham, according to Grisham’s forthcoming book. ‘We’ll be an embarrassment to the whole country.’
The Beverly Hillbillies was a popular show about a poor family from the Ozarks who strike it rich with oil on their property and soon relocate to Beverly Hills — where they are often awkwardly tacky and out of place.
Though Ivanka and Jared didn’t manage to get their desired invites to Trump’s meeting with the queen, they did attend the state dinner.
‘I finally figured out what was going on,’ Grisham wrote. ‘Jared and Ivanka thought they were the royal family of the United States.’
Grisham also wrote about some unflattering nicknames White House staffers used for Ivanka and Jared.
Ivanka obliged when a fan asked to take a picture with her and gamely smiled for the photo
Photographers caught her watching her kids in her coverup and sandals
She held onto her phone and also appeared to take a picture of the kids in the water
Ivanka shielded her face from the son with a simple black baseball cap
At one point, she held Theodore’s hand and walked with him through the park
She looked down at the little boy in his watermelon print swim trunks
Both she and Melania called Ivanka ‘the princess,’ while Grisham personally nicknamed Kushner ‘the Slim Reaper’ for getting involved in projects designated for others.
Grisham added that she and Melania also would call Jared and Ivanka ‘the interns’ for their tendency to jump into all manner of subjects in the White House.
‘When I worked for the first lady in the East Wing, we had all come to call Jared and Ivanka “the interns” because they represented in our minds obnoxious, entitled know-it-alls,’ writes Grisham in her new book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now, with her musings on Javanka excerpted in Politico.
Their involvement became problematic in the early days of the pandemic, as the White House struggled to come up with a policy and a communications response.
‘Mrs. Trump found that nickname amusing and occasionally used it herself. Now, during one of the most important crises to hit the country in a century, the interns were behaving true to form,’ she writes.
The doting mother looked down at her son as he chatted to her
Both Ivanka and Jared were seen checking their phones during the outing
The former First Daughter also appeared to be having a speaker phone conversation at one point while her children played in the water
‘It was another example of Jared sticking his nose into things that weren’t his expertise.’
One clash came in March, after the World Health Organization had declared COVID-19 a pandemic.
Top aides were debating a partial travel ban — and whether Trump should address the nation to convey the seriousness of the pandemic.
Grisham invited herself to one of the meetings she writes ‘just “happened” all the time.’
Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx were there, and advisors pitched closing the nation’s borders to travelers from Europe. Another topic was whether Trump should speak to the nation amid growing alarm.
‘In the middle of all the discussion, Ivanka kept chiming in, “But I think there should probably be an address to the nation tonight.” I let that pass because in my mind there was no way we could pull one off with no speech prepared, no communications strategy, no consensus on anything we had just started discussing, and only a few hours’ notice,’ writes Grisham.
‘We did a lot of random things in Trump World, but that just seemed too crazy even for us.’
Former First Lady Melania Trump’s chief of staff feared that the Trump children would embarrass the US when they attended a state dinner with the Queen in London in 2019. From left: Lara Trump, Tiffany Trump, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, First Lady Melania Trump, Prince Charles, former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump
Ivanka and Jared look out of the window at Buckingham Palace during the visit of US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on June 03, 2019 in London, England
Melania Trump’s chief of staff feared the Trump children would look like the ‘Beverly Hillbillies’ at the 2019 state dinner with Queen Elizabeth II
Melania Trump’s chief of staff likened the Trump children to the Beverly Hillbillies (pictured)
Aides clashed over whether the nation should close borders (although the initial policy would take hits for being inconsistent).
‘Finally, Ivanka turned to her most powerful ally besides her father. “Jared, don’t you agree?” Any guesses as to what Jared replied?’ Grisham writes.
She had her own doubts about a presidential address — but admits she didn’t share them at the time.
‘In my mind I kept saying, “This is not a reality TV show. We cannot address the nation with a bunch of mumbo jumbo just so he looks presidential. That’s not how this works,’ she wrote.
And Ivanka, the women’s rights / small-business / crisis communications / and now Covid expert, just kept repeating, “There should be an address from the Oval.”
Trump told aides to ‘figure out what to do,’ according to Grisham.
‘Ivanka was also doing her “my father” wants this and “my father” thinks that routine, making it impossible for staff members to argue a contrary view,’ she wrote.