Ivanka Trump and her family joined her father on Air Force One on Friday afternoon as they headed to New Jersey for a weekend away — just a few days after a journalist reported that President Donald Trump said the White house is a ‘real dump’.
The president, who is headed to his private golf club in Bedminster for a 17-day ‘working vacation’, was photographed holding his granddaughter Arabella’s hand as they stepped off the aircraft in Morristown, New Jersey, while his three-year-old grandson Joseph followed close behind.
With her eldest children with her father, Ivanka, 35, made her way down the steps of Air Force One with her one-year-old son Theodore expertly balanced on her hip and her husband Jared Kushner by her side.
The First Daughter looked lovely in a bright floral dress, cream pumps, and oversize sunglasses, as walked down the stairs with one hand on the railing and her other holding her youngest child.
Trump’s wife, First Lady Melania Trump, and their 11-year-old son Barron, did not fly with them, although it is not the first time he headed to New Jersey ahead of them.
Earlier in the day, Ivanka took to Instagram to share a photo of Arabella and Joseph climbing the stairs of the aircraft, writing ‘Air Force One’ and using an airplane and American flag emoji to caption the image.
Ivanka’s latest family photo sees Arabella and Joseph holding hands while making their way up the steps of the aircraft before their trip to New Jersey.
While Arabella donned a pink dress with a pretty pink bow in the back for the flight, Joseph was the spitting image of his dad in a button-up shirt, navy blue trousers, and sneakers.
President Trump was also photographed boarding Air Force One on Friday afternoon by himself, waving to onlookers as he made his way onto the plane to join his daughter and grandchildren.
Trump smiled and waved as he boarded Marine One on the White House lawn before he landed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and made his way to Air Force One.
The trip is Trump’s first extended trip from Washington, D.C. since the inauguration, although he’s apparently not the only one clearing out of the White House.
Everyone who works in the West Wing, including the president, has to be out of the White house by the end of the week so the government can replace the building’s 27-year-old heating and cooling system.
‘The president’s going to continue to work and we all need to be relocated out of the West Wing due to these renovations that should have taken place before,’ White House spokesman Lindsay Waters said Thursday.