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 as an editorial fellow in fall 2016. She likes to write about race, culture, music, and politics. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in International Relations and French with a minor in Journalism. When she can, she performs with her family’s Puerto Rican folkloric music ensemble based in Jersey City. She lives in Adams Morgan.