President Donald Trump’s three oldest children, Donald Jr., Ivanka and Eric, took off to Aspen, a Colorado ski-resort town, for a family vacation over the weekend that doubled up as a sibling's reunion after some time apart following their father’s election.
Ivanka moved to Washington D.C. from New York after Trump took office in January this year. Her husband, Jared Kushner, is a senior adviser to the president. Donald Jr. and Eric took over the reins of the Trump Organization from their father as he stepped down from his position on his companies after he became president.
Ivanka and Donald Jr., along with his wife Vanessa, were spotted on the streets of Aspen on Sunday following lunch at Ajax Tavern in Aspen’s The Little Nell. The president’s family was seen browsing local shops while regularly checking their phones after what could be called a busy week, the Daily Mail reported.
Trump’s elder daughter met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday to discuss how companies can better train workers. In Aspen however, dressed in a black tracksuit and oversized glasses, Ivanka was at her casual best as she enjoyed time off with her family.
The presence of the first family in the resort town also saw Secret Service agents being stationed, a move that could cost the taxpayers quite a bit of money. While there were no hotel bills for Aspen in the Federal Procurement Data System, according to NBC News, the database showed a $12,208.25 contract by the Secret Service with Aspen Valley Ski/Snowboard Club for “recreational good rental/ski equipment lease.” The dates mentioned were between March 10 and March 23, the report stated.
Previously, in 2015, the Trump children had taken another vacation in Aspen, some time before their father announced that he will be running for president. Trump has, in the past, criticized former first lady Michelle Obama’s trip to the same location, which he said cost taxpayers a lot of money.
Trump, however, went down to his “Southern White House” or Palm Beach, Florida-based Mar-a-Lago for the seventh time, in less than two months of being president.