Ivanka Trump’s father still has nearly two months left in the White House, but she is already fondly looking back at the time she has spent with her family in Washington, D.C.
The White House senior adviser took to Instagram on Sunday to share photo collages of her three children — Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore — touring the nation’s capital when the weather was warmer.
‘Some fun Sunday field trips visiting and sketching memorials, monuments, and more in DC!’ Ivanka, 39, captioned the images, which appear to have been taken over the summer or the early fall.
Family fun: Ivanka Trump, 39, took to Instagram on Sunday to share photo collages of her children visiting Washington, D.C. historic sites together, including Mount Vernon (pictured)
Out and about: Theodore (left) and Joseph (right) held their guidebooks while posing in front of a tree at Mount Vernon, the historic home of George and Martha Washington
Arabella, nine, has shorts on in all of the pictures, while her brothers Joseph, nine, and Theo, four, have on a mix of T-shirts and long-sleeves.
There are numerous photos of the kids posed at the Lincoln Memorial, in front of both the building and the statue of the 16th president.
In one image, Theo is holding up a sketchbook to show off his drawing of the memorial’s facade, which was modeled off the Parthenon in Greece.
Another shows Joseph doing the same thing with his sketch of the building.
A picture taken inside shows the siblings wearing face masks while posing in front of the statue of Lincoln, whom their maternal grandfather, President Donald Trump, has compared himself to time and time again.
Throwbacks: The photos appeared to be taken over the summer or in early spring, as nine-year-old Arabella is wearing a tank top and shorts while her brothers are in T-shirts
Artwork: The kids brought sketchbooks and drew pictures of the places they visited, including the Lincoln Memorial
There are a few photos of them in front of the Washington Monument, including a sweet snapshot of Theo sitting on Arabella’s back while she is on all fours on the grass.
Other images show the kids posing in front of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Korean War Memorial, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Say cheese! Arabella, Joseph, and Theodore posed in front of the statue of Abraham Lincoln together
The family also traveled to Mount Vernon, the historic home of George and Martha Washington, which is located 13 miles south of D.C.
The kids are wearing face masks while standing in front of the first U.S. president’s home together.
The snapshots appear to have been taken by Ivanka, but it’s unclear if her husband, fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, was with them during any of the field trips.
Ivanka must have been feeling nostalgic over the weekend because she also posted throwback photos of her children over the years.
The post starts with a heartwarming photo of Arabella when she was a toddler. Ivanka is holding her daughter on her hip and laughing as the tot pushes her chin back with her little hand.
Another shows her pointing at something outside of her window while holding baby Joseph on her hip.
There’s a snapshot of little Theodore sitting on the carpet in the Red Room in the White House as well as a portrait of him lying on the palm of his father’s hand as a newborn.
Cute photos of Arabella show her holding her mom’s hand at the Trump family’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, and giving her dad a kiss on the cheek.
Smile: There are a few photos of them in front of the Washington Monument, including a sweet snapshot of Theo sitting on Arabella’s back while she is on all fours on the grass
Safety first: The kids have on face masks in nearly every photo, though they sometimes pulled them down to pose for pictures
Growing up: Arabella carried a purse around her shoulder while visiting the Supreme Court of the United States
Little artist: Theodore proudly showed off his sketch of the Supreme Court building
Included in the post are pictures of Ivanka cradling her sons, though it’s not always clear which child is in her arms because they look so much alike when they were younger.
‘Great memories flooding back as I look through some old photos this Saturday evening,’ she wrote in the post’s caption.
Ivanka’s weekend trip down memory lane may be a part of her farewell to Washington, D.C.
She and her husband Jared, 39, are expected to return to their home in New York City with their three children in January after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office, though her father has yet to concede.
Ivanka wasn’t quite as sentimental last week when she slammed New York Democrats after the state attorneys general began a probe into the Trump Organization’s write-offs.
Ready to play: Arabella had a soccer ball in her hand when they visited the Korean War Memorial
Visits: The family also stopped by the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that day
Family: Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, 39, are pictured with their children on Joseph’s birthday earlier this year
Two investigations into President Trump’s taxes are honing in on tax write-offs on consulting fees made by the Trump Organization after Ivanka received about $748,000 in such payments.
At the moment there are two separate New York state fraud investigations, one criminal and one civil, into Trump and his businesses.
Both probes have now been expanded and have issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization in recent weeks for records on those consulting fees and tax deductions, according to a New York Times report published Thursday.
However, there is no indication that Ivanka or Trump’s children are the focus of either inquiry.
Ivanka slammed the probe tweeting Thursday night: ‘This is harassment pure and simple.’
‘This “inquiry” by NYC democrats is 100% motivated by politics, publicity, and rage. They know very well that there’s nothing here and that there was no tax benefit whatsoever. These politicians are simply ruthless,’ she said.
Memories: Ivanka must have been feeling nostalgic over the weekend because she also posted throwback photos of her children over the years. Arabella is pictured as a todderl
Youngest: The pictures included snapshots of Theodore toddling around the White House
What’s that? Another shows her pointing at something outside of her window while holding baby Joseph on her hip
Looking back: Baby Theodore fit in the palm of his father’s hand as a newborn
She claimed the investigation was fueled by a ‘political vendetta’ against her, and she included a link to a 2018 New York Times article entitled ‘NY’s New Attorney General is Targeting Trump’ that included a picture of State Attorney General Letitia James.
The criminal investigation is led by Manhattan district attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr and the civil one is led by James. Both are being conducted independently.
A New York Times investigation of more than two decades worth of Trump’s tax records found he paid little or no federal income taxes at all in most years due to his business losses.
The report revealed Trump reduced his taxable income by deducting about a whopping $26 million in fees to unidentified consultants as a business expense on numerous projects between 2010 and 2018.
Some of those fees appeared to have been paid to Ivanka.
In 2017, Ivanka became a presidential adviser, and that year she filed a disclosure where she reported receiving payments from a consulting company she co-owned, TTT Consulting LLC, that totaled to $747,622.
Mommy and me: Ivanka included a snapshot of herself holding Arabella’s hand at her family’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida
Who’s who? Included in the post are pictures of Ivanka cradling her sons, though it’s not always clear which child is in her arms because they look so much alike when they were younger
Daddy’s girl: Jared appeared in one throwback photo of Arabella giving him a kiss on the cheek
Weekend fun: ‘Great memories flooding back as I look through some old photos this Saturday evening,’ Ivanka captioned the photos
Back to the Big Apple: Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, 39, are expected to move back to New York City with their children after President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office
That amount exactly matched the consulting fees claimed as tax deductions by the Trump Organization for hotel projects in Hawaii and Vancouver.
The recently-issued subpoenas focus on the fees paid to TTT Consulting on her discloses and those fees are just a portion of the $26 million Trump deducted from his taxable income.
Ivanka was an executive officer of the Trump companies that make the payments, which means she was treated as a consultant despite already working for the company.
According to the Internal Revenue Service, companies can deduct professional fees but consulting arrangements must be market-based and ‘ordinary and necessary’ to run a business.
The IRS at times rejects write-off consulting fees if they were made to avoid taxes and don’t reflect distant professional business relationships.
However, it’s not clear if the IRS ever questioned the Trump Organization about their write-off practices.
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