Lara Trump is due to give birth in September, and the expectant mom’s baby bump was on display in a figure-hugging cream dress on Monday, as she and her husband, Eric Trump, enjoyed a walk in New York City with their six Secret Service agents in tow.
The Trumps, who are expecting a baby boy in just a few weeks, were photographed grabbing some takeout for dinner before heading back to their Manhattan apartment together.
While Eric, 33, was dressed in a suit and tie, pregnant Lara, 34, looked comfortable in a tank dress that buttoned up the front, and she paired the summer frock with Gucci loafer mules.
Almost there: Lara Trump showed off her baby bump in a cream dress on Monday
On the go: The mom-to-be and her husband, Eric Trump, were photographed going to grab takeout with their Secret Service agents in tow
The mom-to-be wore her long blond hair in loose waves around her shoulders, and she accessorized her casual maternity look with a couple of bangle bracelets on her left arm and a pair of sunglasses on her head.
After they picked up their order and headed back home, and both Eric and Lara were photographed carrying a bag of food.
Three Secret Service agents walked closely behind them on foot in addition to three other vehicles that were following them.
The size of their entourage has not changed since it was revealed last week that the protective detail agency is running out of money and unable to pay many of its employees.
Last Thursday, Secret Service Director Randolph ‘Tex’ Alles told USA Today that the agency is over-stretched, and warned that 1,000 of his agents — about one-third of the workforce — have already hit their federally-mandated salary caps in 2017.
Protected: The couple was accompanied by six members of the Secret Service — three on foot, and three in a car — as they went to go pick up their food
Mom-to-be: At one point, Lara cradled her growing baby bump with her hand as they made their way back home
Almost time for dinner: Lara and Eric were photographed holding their takeout bags outside of their apartment
‘We have them working all night long; we’re sending them on the road all the time,’ Alles said. ‘There are no quick fixes, but over the long term, I’ve got to give them a better balance here.
‘The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,’ Alles went on. ‘I can’t change that. I have no flexibility.’
Under Trump, agents have 42 protectees, which include 18 members of Trump’s family. And the problem isn’t just more people (compared to Obama’s 31) — it’s also that members of the family have done extensive traveling so far this year.
They had to follow first daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, on vacation, including their ski trip to Aspen.
The Secret Service also has to pay its own way, even when its agents are staying at Trump properties — meaning the agency pays for its officers’ rooms at Mar-a-Lago.
Staying active: Lara enjoyed a weekend upstate with friends, before heading back into the city, and managed to soak up some sunshine on a dog walk
Strollin’: Lara and Eric were also seen walking around New York City last Friday
Cash-strapped: They walked with a large entourage despite recent reports that the agency is unable to pay its agents and is running out of money
Under Trump, the Secret Service’s workforce is stretched, with 1,000 agents already hitting their federally-mandated salary caps for 2017, only seven months into the administration
Tiffany Trump also had agents with her when she took vacations to Germany and Hungary with her boyfriend, Ross Mechanic, as well as when she was in Italy with her mother, Marla Maples.
A detail follows Eric while he conducts Trump Organization business to destinations including Uruguay — where the Secret Service spent $100,000 just on hotel rooms — along with the United Kingdom, the Dominican Republic, Canada and the United Arab Emirates, all in 2017.
That detail has also been with Lara, offering protection and — as was the case earlier this month — revealing details of her birth plan to the public after a handwritten note, titled ‘Baby hospital info’, was left on the dashboard of a black SUV parked outside of Trump Tower.
The note revealed exactly which New York hospital the first-time mother is is planning to give birth at next month, as well as the address of the emergency entrance and the phone number for security.
Eric and Lara were also very well-protected when they headed out for a walk in Manhattan on Friday, during which they appeared to pick up a gift.
Whoops! Lara’ secret birth plan became very public after it was accidentally left on the dashboard of a black SUV parked outside of Trump Tower earlier this month
Off the road: At the advice of her doctor, Lara has stopped traveling until her due date. She is pictured watching the solar eclipse last week
Posed: Lara has been updating followers with pictures of her baby bump, like this one by Dawn Sela Photography
Growing family: Lara and Eric, pictured in July, are expecting their first child together in September
The couple was caught by photographers doing some shopping in Manhattan, walking down 5th Avenue with what appeared to be a baby gift in tow. They then nipped back home to grab their dogs and take a car north of the city, likely to their home in Westchester.
Lara, who is nine months pregnant, wore a pair of distressed white jeans, a striped long-sleeve tee, and white loafers, leaving behind the supportive ankle wrap she was seen wearing earlier this week.
Meanwhile, Eric wore slacks and a blue button-down, as well as a matching pair of dark loafers.
The Trumps were followed by three Secret Service agents on foot, plus another three driving nearby in cars.
The large entourage was, as usual, made up of plainclothes officers — some of whom may not be receiving a paycheck this month.