Ivanka Trump Criticized After Reportedly Traveling for Passover Despite Coronavirus Guidelines

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are receiving criticism after they traveled for Passover this month, disregarding federal guidelines urging Americans to quarantine. There is also a stay-at-home order in Washington, D.C., that has been in place since the beginning of April.

The couple visited Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Ivanka Trump and Kushner’s trip to New Jersey was first reported by The New York Times on Wednesday night.

Kushner and Trump were both reported to be considered to be part of the White House council to reopen the economy, which was criticized for its partisan makeup, but the president said on Monday they would not be.

Others who are reportedly on that list for consideration are Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who said in January that the coronavirus may help bring jobs back to the United States.

Critics were quick to call hypocrisy on the couple. The Washington Post White House reporter Philip Rucker quipped, “Federal guidelines against discretionary travel and DC’s stay at home order apparently don’t apply if you’re Ivanka Trump or Jared Kushner.”

CNN’s Kate Bennet wrote, “[Ivanka Trump] posted videos saying ‘we’re all in this together.’ Yet while so many Jews celebrated Passover alone or via video, Ivanka took her family to Bedminster. During a pandemic. After telling everyone else to stay home. Unreal.”

Politico’s Jake Sherman ripped, “THEY TOLD US not to leave our houses — stay home and stop the spread. Holidays are hard — they said they knew that — but do it for the common good. Yet Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner went to Bedminster for Passover.”

Though they are usually behind-the-scenes in the White House, Ivanka Trump and Kushner have been among the larger figures in the coronavirus fight. Kushner recently faced backlash after a White House coronavirus briefing where he called the federal stockpile of medical supplies “our stockpile.”