As the Kushner family’s Secret Service comes under political fire, the family of five showed their gratitude with baked goods.
On April 28, Jared Kusher, the current senior adviser and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, went out with his two oldest kids and showered their Secret Service agents with treats, courtesy of Ivanka Trump, the Daily Mail reported.
Arabella, 5, and Joseph, 3, walked out of their new home in Kalorama, Washington, D.C.’s trendy suburb, hands filled with goodies and smiles on their faces.
This is not the first time the Kushner kids surprised people with their cuteness and sweets. This trend came about after neighbors and news sources criticized the family’s protection plan.
Kalorama reportedly didn’t take to the Kushner family so well, at first. On several occasions, neighbors cited their frustration with the number of Secret Service cars taking up street parking. They also say they were forced to walk across the street when passing the Kushner home and further complained of an anti-Trump protest in the neighborhood. Others went on to rant about the overfilled trash cans sitting outside the house, off-schedule with the normal trash collection times.
Marietta Robinson lives across the street from the Kushner family and has reportedly witnessed the change in climate since they arrived.
“It has been a three-ring circus from the day that they’ve moved in,” she said, according to the Daily Mail. “They’ve completely ruined the neighborhood.”
Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton, who has voiced her discontent with the Trump administration, shared her concern about politicizing and criticizing the family’s protection plan, the Independent Journal Review reported. Chelsea tweeted: “It makes me very sad to read this & to know that anyone would ever say this. The President’s family’s protection should not be politicized.”
At first, the Kushner family seemed unaware of their overwhelming presence in the neighborhood. In a public statement shortly after they moved following her father’s inauguration in January, Ivanka said that the family had been welcomed with open arms by their neighbors.
But in March, two months after the family of five moved in, it became widely known that the neighborhood wasn’t so fond of the multitude of Secret Service vans and other annoyances. So Ivanka took to outward expression of gratitude.
With the help of their kids, freshly baked pastries in tow, the president’s daughter and her husband have been working to earn themselves a new start in D.C.
Since the interaction, many neighbors have gone public with more positive views of the family.
Rhona Friedman, a lawyer and neighbor who was also originally upset by the goings on, called the interaction, “Lovely, just lovely.”
“People who know her say the same thing: that she’s very gracious,” Freidman added.
Sources: Daily Mail (2), Independent Journal Review / Photo credit: Staff Sgt. Marianique Santo via Dvidshub