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Ivanka Trump shops at Target with her kids

Ivanka Trump got in some bargain shopping this week when she stopped by local Target and Party City stores with her three children.

The 39-year-old was dressed down for the trip, wearing a pair of cropped leggings, a gray sweatshirt, black sneakers, and a simple black face mask as she left Target with Arabella, Joseph, Theodore, and multiple shopping bags.

The former White House advisor certainly painted a picture of a down-to-earth, relatable mother as photographers snapped her photo in the parking lot.

The outing comes as passages from former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s upcoming book have been released this week, revealing that fellow White House staffers referred to Ivanka as ‘princess’ while her father was president.

Grisham also wrote that she, Melania Trump, and other staffers would refer to Ivanka and her husband Jared as ‘the interns’ because ‘they represented in our minds obnoxious, entitled know-it-alls.’

Ivanka Trump got in some bargain shopping this week when she stopped by local Target and Party City stores with her three children

The 39-year-old was dressed down for the trip, wearing a pair of cropped leggings, a gray sweatshirt, black sneakers, and a simple black face mask

The 39-year-old was dressed down for the trip, wearing a pair of cropped leggings, a gray sweatshirt, black sneakers, and a simple black face mask

She left Target with Arabella, Joseph, Theodore, and multiple shopping bags, though she carried only her phone in her hand

She left Target with Arabella, Joseph, Theodore, and multiple shopping bags, though she carried only her phone in her hand

She held Theodore's hair as they crossed the parking lot heading into Target, and later was pictured leaving the store with with bags full of purchases

She held Theodore's hair as they crossed the parking lot heading into Target, and later was pictured leaving the store with with bags full of purchases

She held Theodore’s hair as they crossed the parking lot heading into Target, and later was pictured leaving the store with with bags full of purchases

She also briefly took her mask off outside and showed off a natural no-makeup look

She also briefly took her mask off outside and showed off a natural no-makeup look 

Ivanka looked like any other mom as she hit the shopping center on Friday, pairing her workout clothes with a loose French braid.

She held Theodore’s hair as they crossed the parking lot heading into Target, and later was pictured leaving the store with with her family carrying bags full of purchases.

Oldest daughter Arabella carried a bag that appeared to be full of toys, and was likewise dressed casually in a pair of Adidas shorts and a pink T-shirt reading: ‘Powerful, grateful, thankful, mindful, peaceful.’

Sons Joseph and Theodore, also wearing T-shirts and shorts, carried bags as well, as did two other adults who walked with them to the car — though Ivanka kept her hands free from purchases and only held onto her phone.

Ivanka escorted the kids across the parking lot to their car, where she popped the trunk to load in their bags. 

The former White House advisor certainly painted a picture of a down-to-earth, relatable mother as photographers snapped her picture in the parking lot

The former White House advisor certainly painted a picture of a down-to-earth, relatable mother as photographers snapped her picture in the parking lot 

Ivanka looked like any other mom as she hit the shopping center on Friday, pairing her workout clothes with a loose French braid

Ivanka looked like any other mom as she hit the shopping center on Friday, pairing her workout clothes with a loose French braid

At one point, Ivanka appeared to confer with her children over several pieces of paper

At one point, Ivanka appeared to confer with her children over several pieces of paper

At one point, Ivanka appeared to confer with her children over several pieces of paper

Though her kids kept their masks on, she took a safe breath of fresh air while outside the stores

Though her kids kept their masks on, she took a safe breath of fresh air while outside the stores

She also briefly looked down at her phone and seemed to discuss logistics with a male adult nearby

She also briefly looked down at her phone and seemed to discuss logistics with a male adult nearby

She also briefly looked down at her phone and seemed to discuss logistics with a male adult nearby

At one point, Ivanka appeared to confer with her children over several pieces of paper, during which time she took her mask off but her kids kept them on. 

She also briefly looked down at her phone and seemed to discuss logistics with a male adult nearby. 

The group was also pictured shopping inside a Party City, filling up a shopping cart with goodies before rolling it to checkout.

But before heading home, they managed to get caught in one of Florida’s sudden rainstorms, and Ivanka was pictured hustling across the parking lot as the rain came down, her kids at her heels. 

Ivanka’s very down-to-earth Friday was a picture-perfect moment in response to an unflattering portrait of her presented by Grisham this week. 

In her new book, I’ll Take Your Questions Now — a title that references her failure to hold a press briefing during her tenure — Grisham, who went on to serve as first lady Melania Trump ‘s top aide, said aides to former President Donald Trump referred to Ivanka as ‘the princess.’

Grisham wrote that Melania also referred to Ivanka by the name. 

The outing comes as sneak peaks of former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham's upcoming book have been released this week

The outing comes as sneak peaks of former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s upcoming book have been released this week

The book revealed that fellow White House staffers referred to Ivanka as 'princess' while her father was president

The book revealed that fellow White House staffers referred to Ivanka as ‘princess’ while her father was president 

Ivanka is pictured loading bags up to the trunk of the car in the parking lot

Ivanka is pictured loading bags up to the trunk of the car in the parking lot

Ivanka, who served as an unpaid senior advisor to the president, regularly referred to him as 'my father' in meetings, according to Grisham's book

Ivanka, who served as an unpaid senior advisor to the president, regularly referred to him as ‘my father’ in meetings, according to Grisham’s book

'I finally figured out what was going on,' Grisham wrote. 'Jared and Ivanka thought they were the royal family of the United States.'

‘I finally figured out what was going on,’ Grisham wrote. ‘Jared and Ivanka thought they were the royal family of the United States.’

Ivanka, who served as an unpaid senior advisor to the president, regularly referred to him as ‘my father’ in meetings, she wrote. Ivanka sometimes used the term in public.

Grisham also named former White House aide Jared Kushner ‘the Slim Reaper’ for getting involved in projects designated for others, she writes, according to a copy of the book obtained by the Washington Post. 

Grisham recalled that the couple tried to get themselves into a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II during Trump’s visit to the UK in 2019, though only Trump and the first lady attended and it would have been a ‘wild breach of protocol’ had Ivanka and Jared come too.  

‘I finally figured out what was going on,’ Grisham wrote. ‘Jared and Ivanka thought they were the royal family of the United States.’ 

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. 

The family was also pictured shopping inside a Party City and filling up a small cart

The family was also pictured shopping inside a Party City and filling up a small cart

Cameras shot them inside the store as they wore face masks and loaded up on stuff

Cameras shot them inside the store as they wore face masks and loaded up on stuff

Cameras shot them inside the store as they wore face masks and loaded up on stuff

Ivanka was pictured pulling the cart up to checkout to pay for their purchases

Ivanka was pictured pulling the cart up to checkout to pay for their purchases 

The group also got caught in a downpour as they were leaving and hustled to the car

The group also got caught in a downpour as they were leaving and hustled to the car

She was also pictured on Friday wearing sunglasses and no face mask outside

She was also pictured on Friday wearing sunglasses and no face mask outside

‘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. 

‘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 White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and first lady Melania Trump would call Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump the 'interns' for their role as 'know-it-alls'

Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and first lady Melania Trump would call Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump the ‘interns’ for their role as ‘know-it-alls’

Grisham blasted Kushner for 'sticking his nose into things that weren’t his expertise'

Grisham blasted Kushner for ‘sticking his nose into things that weren’t his expertise’

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.

That led to more interventions by the president’s daughter, writes Grisham. Both Jared and Ivanka served as unpaid senior advisors to the president. 

‘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.

'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

‘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

Grisham recalled that the couple 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'

Grisham recalled that the couple 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’

She was ‘outraged’ by Kushner’s behavior because ‘he was not an expert’ on borders, the economy, or health consequences of the moves Trump would announce. 

‘After he wrote the speech, there was no time for fact-checking, vetting, or notifying friends and allies on the Hill or abroad. There was hardly any time for the president to read it and make changes to it. It was a total clusterf*** from start to finish because Ivanka and her crew wanted her father to be on TV.’

‘And of course the speech that night contained a number of misstatements and sloppy wording,’ she wrote. But when Trump’s speech and delivery led to some confusion and required cleanup, it didn’t weight down the power couple. 

‘No, they were in the dining room off of the Oval Office, Trump’s usual hangout, congratulating themselves and telling the president how awesome he was.’ 

Grisham quit the White House after the Capitol riot Jan. 6th. 

Neither Ivanka Trump nor Jared Kushner have commented on the book, although former President Trump trashed it in a statement that went after Grisham’s personal life (she previously dated former Trump White House aide Max Miller).

‘Stephanie didn’t have what it takes and that was obvious from the beginning. She became very angry and bitter after her break up and as time went on she was seldom relied upon, or even thought about. She had big problems and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself. Now, like everyone else, she gets paid by a radical left-leaning publisher to say bad and untrue things,’ Trump said in a statement through his spokeswoman. 

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