As Trump administration officials have increasingly been met with public backlash as of late, Special Assistant to the President Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, have taken extra precautions to stay out of the spotlight.
The couple — who, according to The Washington Post, have faced protesters outside of their Washington, D.C. home on at least two occasions now — have taken to getting their fitness routines started first thing in the morning — and in the dark — to avoid being recognized:
“The president’s daughter and son-in-law like to attend early morning spin classes at Flywheel, a nearby studio, where the room goes dark when the class starts — the better to pedal unobserved.”
The publication also noted that Kushner has even once resorted to wearing a baseball cap to class, pulling it down over his face and then racing to his “chauffeur-driven SUV” outside to be whisked away before drawing attention to himself.
The extra precautions come as members of the Trump White House have been heckled and confronted in public lately, mostly in response to the administration’s now-defunct zero-tolerance policy on illegal border crossings that separated immigrant families at the U.S-Mexico border.
After being called a “feckless c**t” by comedian Samantha Bee for her lack of action on immigration, Ivanka Trump faced protesters chanting “shame” and “what about the children?” outside of a Syracuse high school where she was set to deliver a speech this week.
Other officials have been met with similar — or worse — public backlash, including Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, former Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, White House adviser Stephen Miller, and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Meanwhile, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) received criticism after encouraging people to harass members of the Trump administration in public places more often.