In January 2017, Ivanka Trump made the big move into Washington, D.C. with her husband, Jared Kushner, and their three small children. Ever since then, there have been talks of what exactly her role is in the White House and whether or not her “unofficial” position is pure nepotism. Now her neighbors have complained to The Washington Post not only about her and her husband’s presence, but the Secret Service SUVs that have come with them.
Outside Trump and Kushner’s home in Kalorama, four “No Parking” signs were installed, resulting in a limited number of parking spots on Tracy Place NW. After discussions between aides to Mayor Muriel E. Bowser and the Secret Service, the signs were removed.
Despite this, neighbors are still complaining. Marti Robinson, a trial attorney who lives across the street, told The Washington Post, “Are you kidding me? This is the adult child of the president. Sometimes there are 10 cars out here ... They’ve completely taken over the whole street—as if they have the authority!”
Pedestrians are now also unable to walk along the sidewalk bordering Trump’s house due to metal barricades, the Washington Post reports.
In an email to The Washington Post, a Secret Service spokesperson wrote that the agency “makes every effort to collaborate with businesses and residents to minimize disruptions, while simultaneously maintaining the highest level of security for the individuals we are mandated to protect.”
• Ivanka Trump’s Secret Service detail roiling her D.C. neighbors [The Washington Post]