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A Brief History of DC Making Ivanka and Jared Feel Not Welcome

A protest/dance party in front of Trump and Kushner's house in April. Photograph by Flickr user Ted Eytan.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump would seem to have everything it takes to be a successful Washington couple: high-tier White House access, political clout, and an abundance of money. But on Monday Vanity Fair reported the couple feel like DC “punctures their self-esteem on a daily basis.” Roll your eyes all you want, we can see what they mean—from workout classes to neighborhood parking, this town has done its best to make them feel unwanted.

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Rosa joined Washingtonian in 2016 after graduating from Mount Holyoke College. She covers arts and culture for the magazine. She’s written about anti-racism efforts at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, dinosaurs in the revamped fossil hall at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum, and the horrors of taking a digital detox. When she can, she performs with her family’s Puerto Rican folkloric music ensemble based in Jersey City. She lives in Adams Morgan.