Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Go on Vacation During Shutdown

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Today marks the fifth day of the partial government shutdown set in place by President Trump who hopes to secure funds for his border wall. With legislators failing to reach a compromise, a resolution is nowhere in sight. In midst of the crisis, White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner surprised many by going on vacation. Kushner has been publicly critical of the government shutdown and instrumental in negotiations for the border wall funding. The couple is currently staying at the family’s resort in Mar-a-Lago, according to the Daily Beast. The massive Palm Beach estate includes golf courses, pools, and other luxurious amenities.

Ivanka and Jared were spotted taking a stroll through the estate adorned in flip-flops and sunglasses. They looked to be in full vacation mode, even while accompanied by a fleet of secret service. Earlier this week, the first lady Melania Trump flew to Mar-a-Lago to vacation but quickly returned to D.C. after news broke of the government shutdown. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that the first lady made the decision to return home so that she could spend Christmas with her husband. Meanwhile, Ivanka and Jared are joined in Mar-a-Lago by their three children, Barron Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and his family.

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