Ivanka Trump broke her own stay-at-home advice and traveled 200 miles from DC to a Trump resort in New Jersey to celebrate Passover
- Ivanka Trump traveled from Washington, DC, to New Jersey to celebrate Passover, defying the stay-at-home guidance she urged Americans to follow, The New York Times reported.
- Federal and state authorities have urged Americans not to leave the home for anything but necessities, and avoid discretionary travel to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
- "Those lucky enough to be in a position to stay at home, please, please do so," the president's daughter had said in a March 30 video.
- According to The Times, Trump believed that the relative isolation of the Bedminster resort permits her to better observe social distancing than in her Washington, DC, home.
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Ivanka Trump broke her own stay-at home guidance to travel 200 miles from Washington, DC, to the Trump Bedminster golf resort in New Jersey to celebrate Passover this year, according to The New York Times.
According to the report, the president's eldest daughter, her husband Jared Kushner, and their three children made the trip for the Jewish holiday, which fell on April 8 this year. The Times reportedly learned of the trip from two people with knowledge of the travel plans.
The couple are both senior advisers in President Donald Trump's administration, which is battling to contain the US coronavirus outbreak.
Millions of other Americans were forced to cancel their Passover festivities or obeyed the social distancing advice by hosting their celebrations remotely on video apps.
Trump and Kushner's trip appears to violate the White House's March 16 advice to Americans to "work or engage in schooling FROM HOME wherever possible" and "avoid discretionary travel."
Washington, DC, has issued a stay-at-home order effective from April 1, meaning that residents should only leave home for necessities, and infractions of the order are punishable by fines or jail time.
Trump herself has played a prominent role in urging Americans to observe social-distancing rules. In a video posted on social media on March 30, she had urged Americans to do their bit to slow the spread of the virus.
"Those lucky enough to be in a position to stay at home, please, please do so," she said in the video. "Each and every one of us plays a role in slowing the spread."
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the report.
Like many other hospitality businesses, the Trump Bedminster resort has been shuttered during the coronavirus crisis.
According to the Times report, Trump believed that the relative isolation of the resort permits her to better observe social distancing than in her Washington, DC, home.
Kushner has reportedly returned to Washington DC, where he is leading a White House "shadow" coronavirus task force charged with securing vital medical equipment for hospitals, while his wife continues to work remotely in Bedminster.
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In these toughest of times, America shows her spirit and strength. This will end and we will emerge stronger than ever before.- Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 30, 2020
In the meantime, social distancing saves lives! Please do your part. We are all in this together.
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