Friday 17 November 2017

Ivanka Trump's three-year-old son Joseph steals the show before trip on Air Force One

Joseph Kushner holds up a toy Marine One as his grandfather, U.S. President Donald Trump, holds hands with him as they depart aboard Marine One from the White House in Washington, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Joseph Kushner holds up a toy Marine One as his grandfather, U.S. President Donald Trump, holds hands with him as they depart aboard Marine One from the White House in Washington, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Ivanka Trump, centre, heads to a vehicle after arriving on Air Force One with her father President Donald Trump at the Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday, March 3, 2017.
Arabella Kushner, her father White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, carrying Joseph Kushner, Ivanka Trump, carrying Theodore Kushner, step off Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport, Friday, March 3, 2017, in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Ivanka Trump, along with her husband Jared Kushner, disembark Air Force One with their children at the Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Friday, March 3, 2017. (Michael Ares /Palm Beach Post via AP)
President Donald Trump walks with his grandchildren, Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 3, 2017, before boarding Marine One for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Donald Trump walks with his grandchildren. Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, holding a model of Marine One, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 3, 2017, before boarding Marine One helicopter for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Ivanka Trump looks at her daughter Arabella as US President Donald Trump meets with parents and teachers at Saint Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Florida, on March 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump steps off Air Force One with her son Theodore upon arrival in West Palm Beach, Florida, on March 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Joseph Kushner, holding a toy Marine One, walks with his grandfather, US President Donald Trump, as they make their way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on March 3, 2017.
US President Donald Trump makes his way to board Marine One with grandchildren Arabella Kushner (L) and Joseph Kushner, from the White House in Washington, DC. on March 3, 2017.
Joseph Kushner, holding a toy Marine One, walks with his grandfather, US President Donald Trump, as they make their way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on March 3, 2017.
US President Donald Trump makes his way to board Marine One with grandchildren Arabella Kushner (L) and Joseph Kushner, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on March 3, 2017.
Senior Advisor to the President, Jared Kushner (L), walks with his wife Ivanka Trump to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2017.
Senior Advisor to the President, Jared Kushner (L), walks with his wife Ivanka Trump to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2017.
Senior Advisor to the President, Jared Kushner (L), walks with his wife Ivanka Trump to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2017.
US President Donald Trump makes his way to board Marine One with grandchildren Arabella Kushner (L) and Joseph Kushner, from the White House in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2017.
US President Donald Trump makes his way to board Marine One with grandchildren Arabella Kushner (L) and Joseph Kushner, from the White House in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2017.
U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House with his grandchildren Arabella (L) and Joseph (R) on March 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump was scheduled to fly to Florida where he will spend the weekend. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House with his grandchildren Arabella (L) and Joseph (R) on March 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump was scheduled to fly to Florida where he will spend the weekend. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump departs the White House with his grandchildren Arabella (L) and Joseph (R) on March 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump was scheduled to fly to Florida where he will spend the weekend. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
White House advisor Jared Kushner (L) talks with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) (2nd L) as they and Kushner's family, including wife Ivanka Trump and daughter Arabella Kushner board Air Force One at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Florida Governor Rick Scott (L-R), graduate student Denisha Merriweather and Ivanka Trump attend as President Donald Trump meets with parents and teachers at Saint Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Florida, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (C) and her family, husband Jared Kushner (L) and children Joseph and Arabella Kushner, arrive aboard the Marine One helicopter with the president to board Air Force One for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (2nd R) and her family, husband Jared Kushner (from L) and children Joseph and Arabella Kushner, arrive aboard the Marine One helicopter with the president to board Air Force One for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (R) and her family, husband Jared Kushner (L) and children Joseph and Arabella Kushner, arrive aboard the Marine One helicopter with the president to board Air Force One for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (R) and her family, husband Jared Kushner (L) and children Joseph and Arabella Kushner, arrive aboard the Marine One helicopter with the president to board Air Force One for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her family, husband Jared Kushner (from L) and children Joseph and Arabella Kushner, arrive aboard the Marine One helicopter with the president to board Air Force One for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump (C) and her family, husband Jared Kushner (from L) and children Joseph and Arabella Kushner, arrive aboard the Marine One helicopter with the president to board Air Force One for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Joseph Kushner holds up a toy Marine One as his grandfather, U.S. President Donald Trump, holds hands with him and his sister Arabella as they depart aboard Marine One from the White House in Washington, U.S. on their way to Florida March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. President Donald Trump's grandson Joseph Kushner holds a toy helicopter as he and his parents Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump board Air Force One with the president for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump's grandson Joseph Kushner (L) holds a toy helicopter as he and his sister Arabella Kushner (R), with their parents Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, board Air Force One with the president for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Joseph Kushner holds up a toy Marine One as his grandfather, U.S. President Donald Trump, holds hands with him and his sister Arabella as they depart aboard Marine One from the White House in Washington, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Watch out Prince George, it looks like there's another three-year-old on the other side of the Atlantic stealing headlines for his cuteness.

The three-year-old son of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner stole the spotlight from his famous family as they travelled from the White House to Palm Beach, Florida on Friday.

Joseph and sister Arabella (six) joined their grandfather on Marine One, the US President's private helicopter, for the first time; flying out from the South Lawn of the White House, while the first daughter and her husband, a senior White House adviser, followed.

Little Theo (11 months) travelled separately.

Joseph Kushner holds up a toy Marine One as his grandfather, U.S. President Donald Trump, holds hands with him and his sister Arabella as they depart aboard Marine One from the White House in Washington, U.S. on their way to Florida March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
Joseph Kushner holds up a toy Marine One as his grandfather, U.S. President Donald Trump, holds hands with him and his sister Arabella as they depart aboard Marine One from the White House in Washington, U.S. on their way to Florida March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

They took a quick trip to the Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where Air Force One was waiting to take them to Palm Beach, Florida, where they spend their most of their downtime.

Donald Trump owns the $100m private club Mar-a-Lago, which he has dubbed the 'Winter White House', a property where he has already spent a number of weekends since his inauguration, including hosting the Japanese Prime Minister and throwing a Super Bowl viewing party.

But all eyes were on Ivanka's adorable children, in particular little Joseph, who was fascinated by his toy replica helicopter throughout most of the trip, as they touched down for yet another visit south.

The Trump children and first lady Melania have changed tactics in the last three weeks, choosing a more public approach as their roles become more defined in the Trump administration.

U.S. President Donald Trump's grandson Joseph Kushner holds a toy helicopter as he and his parents Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump board Air Force One with the president for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump's grandson Joseph Kushner holds a toy helicopter as he and his parents Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump board Air Force One with the president for travel to Florida from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Melania, who was reported as being "miserable" with her new life, has made a number of public appearances supporting her husband, in stark contrast to Mr Trump's first two weeks in office, where she was hidden away in her $100m Trump Tower triplex in New York City. 

Their 10-year-old son Barron has not been pictured publicly since the inauguration in January.

Joseph Kushner, holding a toy Marine One, walks with his grandfather, US President Donald Trump, as they make their way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on March 3, 2017.
Joseph Kushner, holding a toy Marine One, walks with his grandfather, US President Donald Trump, as they make their way to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC on March 3, 2017.

In the absence of the 'First Son', who is remaining in New York with his mother to finish out his school year, the Trump grandchildren took centre stage as they supported their parents and grandfather during official trips in Florida yesterday, including a visit to Saint Andrew Catholic School in Orlando with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

While Ivanka is settling in more to her new position after initial backlash.

President Donald Trump walks with his grandchildren. Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, holding a model of Marine One, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 3, 2017, before boarding Marine One helicopter for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Donald Trump walks with his grandchildren. Arabella Kushner and Joseph Kushner, holding a model of Marine One, across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 3, 2017, before boarding Marine One helicopter for the short flight to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Friday, March 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

She was beaming as she touched down in Palm Beach and is said to have been instrumental in his softened approach during his first speech to the U.S. joint sessions of Congress earlier this week, which has been largely praised in the media.

While he unveiled no significant changes to policy, the tone of Trump's speech was a far cry from his bleak "American carnage" inaugural address when he took office on Jan. 20.

Ivanka Trump looks at her daughter Arabella as US President Donald Trump meets with parents and teachers at Saint Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Florida, on March 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images
Ivanka Trump looks at her daughter Arabella as US President Donald Trump meets with parents and teachers at Saint Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Florida, on March 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMMNICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

A senior White House official said Ivanka Trump made recommendations for the speech during a brainstorming session in the Oval Office on Sunday, helping her father decide on a new approach aimed at easing concerns over whether he had the right temperament to govern effectively.

"He had a lot of voices around him giving him ideas and suggestions that he incorporated, but he really set out to achieve that optimistic tone and that was something she was supportive of. She encouraged him to do that," one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

"She had a role," said another. "She helped set the tone."

But it mightn't last as President Trump has already lashed out at the Democrats, calling them "hypocrites" over calls for an investigation into his administration's contacts with Russia, posting a photograph on the internet of one of the opposition party's leaders sharing doughnuts and coffee with Vladimir Putin.

Senior Advisor to the President, Jared Kushner (L), walks with his wife Ivanka Trump to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2017.
Senior Advisor to the President, Jared Kushner (L), walks with his wife Ivanka Trump to board Marine One at the White House in Washington, DC, on March 3, 2017.

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