'They've completely ruined the neighbourhood' - Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are already annoying their neighbours
There goes the neighbourhood.
Ivanka Trump (35) and husband Jared Kushner (36) are in hot water with their neighbours in the plush Kalorama area in Washington D.C.
President Trump's daughter, her husband, a senior White House adviser and their three children - Arabella Rose (five), Joseph Frederick (three) and Theodore James (11 months) - moved into the €5.5 home in January, before the presidential inauguration.
But not everyone is happy with their presence and neighbours have begun complaining about the inconvenience of their large security team, parking issues on crowded street and allegations that they don't adhere to the same rubbish removal schedule.
The couple are accompanied by a Secret Service team at all times and the area around their home is cordoned off for security, crowding the narrow street further.
"It has been a three-ring circus from the day that they've moved in," Marietta Robinson, who lives across the street, told the Associated Press. "They've completely ruined the neighborhood."
"This is the adult child of the president. Sometimes there are 10 cars out there. They've completely taken over the whole street, as if they have the authority," she told the Washington Post.
Another neighbour Toby Moffett added: "We’re just a little story in a cosmic, bigger story, which is the whole Trump phenomenon and how they push their way around.
"You have people coming and going. You have three or four, sometimes five, SUVs that are very big and that aren’t from the neighborhood.”
Neighbourhood commissioner Ellen Goldstein said some of the outgrage "has to do with politics a little" and the Trumps aren't the only famous faces in the area - former US President Barack Obama lives nearby with wife Michelle and their daughters Mali (18) and Sasha 915), while Secretary of State Rex Tillerson also lives nearby.
A spokesperson for the Secret Service told the post that the organisation "makes every effort to collaborate with businesses and residents to minimize disruptions, while simultaneously maintaining the highest level of security for the individuals we are mandated to protect."
Ivanka said her family has "received an incredibly gracious welcome from our neighbours."
The security chaos that comes with their new presidential association seems to follow the Trumps everywhere - just last week, Ivanka and her brothers Donald Jr and Eric along with their partners and children were subjected to complaints during a weekend break to the upscale ski town of Aspen, Colorado where "everyone" was "complaining" as there are "so many of them".
"They’re everywhere. There are so many of them. Everyone is complaining. Everyone is annoyed," a visiting New York mother told Vanity Fair.
Meanwhile, as Ivanka has been given her own office in the West Wing and security clearance, government watchdogs are pushing for her to receive an official title in order to avoid potential conflicts of interest and encourage transparency.
A letter signed by two former White House lawyers to counsel Don McGahn, reads: "On the one hand, her position will provide her with the privileges and opportunities for service that attach to being a White House employee.
"On the other hand, she remains the owner of a private business who is free from the ethics and conflicts rules that apply to all White House employees."
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the mother-of-three is going "above and beyond" in complying with ethics rules.