Personal travel of Ivanka Trump defended by White House amid lockdown

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Ivanka Trump and her family traveled from Washington DC to the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster to celebrate Passover. The White House defended the president’s eldest daughter for her personal trip last week.

“She chose to spend a holiday in private with her family.” the White House said.

The statement to US media said that Ms. Trump, her husband, fellow administration adviser, and their three children went to “a closed-down facility considered to be a family home”.

The White House added that the travel was no different than had she been traveling to/from work. They also added that the location was less populated than the surrounding area near her home, in Washington.

According to current federal coronavirus guidelines, people should avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits.

Washington DC has been under a stay-at-home order since 1 April. And the residents had been told to leave home for essential travel only.

According to BBC News, Ivanka Trump, who is a senior adviser to the president, told her Twitter followers: “Those lucky enough to be in a position to stay at home, please, please do so.”

The day before Passover, she also shared a tweet by New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy that asked residents to celebrate health workers by staying home for them.

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