Ivanka Trump defies social distancing to celebrate Passover at golf club

First daughter celebrated Passover with family in New Jersey; Ivanka Trump had repeatedly called for Americans to stay home

Ivanka Trump posted a video to Twitter last month urging all who can to ‘please do your part’ to fight coronavirus by practicing social distancing. Photograph: Getty Images

Defying social-distancing guidelines to fight the coronavirus pandemic issued by her own father’s administration, Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner traveled with their children to New Jersey earlier this month to celebrate Passover.

The news was first reported by the New York Times, who said that Ivanka Trump, who has been given a leading role in reopening the American economy by the US president, traveled with her spouse and their three children to the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, in New Jersey.

Kushner is also a leading figure in the Trump White House and has a prominent role in the administration’s efforts to combat the pandemic.

New Jersey is one of the state’s worst affected by the virus, with more than 71,000 cases of infection and 3,156 deaths: second only to New York in the size of its outbreak.

The White House confirmed in a statement that Trump had traveled to New Jersey, defending her actions by saying she was practicing social distancing and staying at  “a closed down facility considered to be a family home”.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.