Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, and their three children moved into a $5.5 million home in Washington DC two months ago, with Ivanka saying her family “received an incredibly gracious welcome” from their neighbors.
However, it seems the residents feel a little differently, with many speaking out about the problems the First Daughter’s family has caused since arriving in town. Chair of the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission, David Bender, has said he has received frustrated emails from over a dozen residents already.
The main problem seems to be the chaos the Secret Service has been causing, with their cars (sometimes more than 10) constantly blocking the street and guards staring down anyone remotely near the house.
“It has been a three-ring circus from the day that they’ve moved in,” Marietta Robinson, who lives across the street, told The Associated Press. “They’ve completely ruined the neighborhood.”
“There are more of them than I have ever seen,” Robinson wrote of the Secret Service in a letter to Democratic Mayor Muriel Bowser. “Frequently several of them are milling outside of the house at all hours having conversations and staring meanly at anyone in view.
According to the same letter, the First Daughter’s family hasn’t been following the neighborhood’s rubbish schedule either, choosing instead to leave bags of trash rotting on the curb for days.
Both the Obamas and the Secretary of State Rex Tillerson live in the same neighborhood, however neither family seems to be causing anywhere near as many problems.
By Harper’s Bazaar