Tuesday 21 November 2017

Ivanka Trump 'signed up to an exercise class under an alias' and the owner isn't happy

Ivanka Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo: Getty
Ivanka Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo: Getty
Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump walk off Air Force One with their children at Palm Beach International airport as they prepare to spend part of the weekend together with her father President Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago resort on February 10, 2017 in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Jared Kushner (L), White House senior adviser, and his wife Ivanka Trump arrive for a joint press conference by US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on February 10, 2017, at the White House in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
(L to R) Senior adviser Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump enter before U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hold a joint press conference at the White House on February 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.
Jared Kushner (L), White House senior adviser, and his wife Ivanka Trump, make their way to board Marine One before departing from the White House on February 10, 2017, in Washington, DC. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGANMANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to Trump, and their children walk off Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida as they arrive to spend the weekend at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on February 10, 2017 with Japanese Peime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump and Senior advisor and son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, leave Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida
Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, senior adviser to Trump, and their children walk off Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport in Florida as they arrive to spend the weekend at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort on February 10, 2017 with Japanese Peime Minister Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump walk along the colonnade ahead of a joint press conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and her father, U.S. President Donald Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, White House senior adviser, depart Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida
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Ivanka Trump and Senior advisor and son-in-law of U.S. President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner leave Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump walk along the colonnade ahead of a joint press conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and her father, U.S. President Donald Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
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The owner of a gym studio has lashed out at Ivanka Trump for reportedly signing up to an exercise class under an alias.

The US First Daughter is said to have signed up to a Solidcore class in Washington D.C using a different name, according to owner Anne Malhum.

While department stores including Nordstom, Neiman Marcus, Sears and K-mart have all dropped her eponymous fashion line, all crediting poor sales, which seems to be reflective of her father's increasingly controversial policies; most businesses are careful about forging any new relationships with the Trumps.

Which is why Malhum was particularly upset about Ivanka joining her class.

She wrote a statement on Facebook, saying she asked for a meeting with the mother-of-three.

"What you do when you find out Ivanka Trump just took [Solidcore], but used an alias to sign up for class? You reach out and ask for a meeting.

U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images
U.S. President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka Trump. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images

"While I don’t know her and I always seek to understand...I do know her father is threatening the rights of many of my beloved clients and coaches and as a business owner, I take my responsibility to protect and fight for my people very seriously."

She received backlash for "outing" Trump, Malhum responded that some of her employees and clients had been "adversely effected, directly or indirectly, by the President’s decisions."

Meanwhile, on Sunday night, K-Mart and Sears said they will also be pulling her ranges from its stores, but some lines are available online.

A spokesman for Sears Holdings Corporation told ABC News in a statement: "As part of the company’s initiative to optimize its online product assortment, we constantly refine that assortment to focus on our most profitable items.

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump walk along the colonnade ahead of a joint press conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and her father, U.S. President Donald Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump walk along the colonnade ahead of a joint press conference by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and her father, U.S. President Donald Trump, at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

"Amid that streamlining effort, 31 Trump Home items were among the items removed online this week. Products from the line are still offered online via third-party Marketplace vendors. Neither Sears nor Kmart carries the line in brick-and-mortar stores."

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