Eric Trump emotionally raises his fist as fans yell ‘Trump 2024’ outside his mother Ivana’s funeral


Eric Trump could not help himself and subtly raised his fist when supporters gathered outside his mother Ivana Trump’s funeral yelled ‘Trump 2024.’

The 45th President’s youngest child, 38, was standing outside the Frank E. Campbell funeral home with several members of the Trump clan when a woman yelled, ‘we love you! Trump 2024,’ to the family. 

Although his face remained grieving, Eric Trump discreetly raised his fist as he rested his other hand on his four-year-old son’s shoulder. 

Meanwhile, the former president made a hand gesture to the small crowd, seemingly discouraging the praise at such a somber ceremony, and gave a disheartened half-smile. 

Eric Trump raised his fist outside the Frank E. Campbell funeral home with several members of the Trump clan when a woman yelled, ‘we love you! Trump 2024,’ to the family

Although his face remained grieving, Eric Trump discreetly raised his fist as he rested his other hand on his four-year-old son's shoulder at his mother's funeral

Although his face remained grieving, Eric Trump discreetly raised his fist as he rested his other hand on his four-year-old son’s shoulder at his mother’s funeral 

Grief-stricken Ivanka Trump remained undisturbed and lovingly caressed her six-year-old son Theodore's cheek

Melania Trump, who attended the service with Barron Trump, 16, also remained by her husband's side

Grief-stricken Ivanka Trump remained undisturbed and lovingly caressed her six-year-old son Theodore’s cheek. Melania Trump, who attended the service with Barron Trump, 16, also remained by her husband’s side

Donald Trump kept a stoic demeanor and stood by the funeral home's doors as his children and grandchildren left to the St. Vincent Ferrer Church

Donald Trump kept a stoic demeanor and stood by the funeral home’s doors as his children and grandchildren left to the St. Vincent Ferrer Church

By his side, grief-stricken Ivanka Trump remained undisturbed and lovingly caressed her six-year-old son Theodore’s cheek. 

Melania Trump, who assisted the service with Barron Trump, 16, also remained by her husband’s side. 

Donald Trump kept a stoic demeanor and stood by the funeral home’s doors as his children and grandchildren left to the St. Vincent Ferrer Church, where he later joined them. 

In recent months, reports have emerged that Trump is preparing to launch a third campaign for the White House as soon as this summer while he faces a flurry of investigations into his efforts to cling to power in 2020. 

While polls show Trump remains the overwhelming favorite in a hypothetical GOP primary, analysts warn that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll be on the ballot two years from now.

L-R: Kai Trump, 15, with Donald and Melania Trump, Barron, Ivanka, six-year-old Theo, and Eric Trump after the funeral of Ivana Trump on Wednesday

L-R: Kai Trump, 15, with Donald and Melania Trump, Barron, Ivanka, six-year-old Theo, and Eric Trump after the funeral of Ivana Trump on Wednesday 

Donald Trump emerges from the church with his grandson Theo, Ivanka, Eric, Melania, Don Jr., Jared Kushner and Barron

Donald Trump emerges from the church with his grandson Theo, Ivanka, Eric, Melania, Don Jr., Jared Kushner and Barron 

Ivana Trump was remembered by her children as the ’embodiment of the American dream’ at the New York City funeral on Wednesday. 

Donald Trump Jr, Eric and Ivanka all spoke at the service at St. Vincent Ferrer Church on the Upper East Side in front of 100 mourners, including former President Donald Trump, his wife Melania and their 16-year-old son Barron.  

‘Growing up, my mother didn’t tell me a woman could do anything she wanted to — she showed me. 

‘She was a trailblazer by men and women alike. My mother once told me there was nothing she couldn’t do in heels. She taught us how to spear fish and then cook what we caught. My mom expanded our minds,’ she said. 

‘She had brains; she had beauty. She was the embodiment of the American dream … She was a force of nature, could beat any man down the slopes, any woman on the runway.

‘She ruled the three of us [kids] with an iron fist but also a heart of gold,’ said Eric. 

After the service, the family is expected to travel to New Jersey for a private reception at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster. 

Donald, Melania and Barron Trump on the steps of St. Vincent Ferrer church on Wednesday afternoon after the funeral of Ivana Trump

Donald, Melania and Barron Trump on the steps of St. Vincent Ferrer church on Wednesday afternoon after the funeral of Ivana Trump 

Donald and Melania Trump after the funeral service of his first wife Ivana

Donald and Melania Trump after the funeral service of his first wife Ivana 

Donald and Melania Trump emerge from the funeral of his first wife Ivana on Wednesday, with Donald's eight-year-old granddaughter Chloe behind them

Donald and Melania Trump emerge from the funeral of his first wife Ivana on Wednesday, with Donald’s eight-year-old granddaughter Chloe behind them 

Barron Trump, 16, also attended the service on Wednesday with the rest of the family

Barron Trump, 16, also attended the service on Wednesday with the rest of the family 

Barron Trump was also seen entering the church through a side door behind his parents

Barron is shown arriving at Ivana Trump's funeral on Wednesday

Barron Trump was also seen entering the church through a side door behind his parents 

Donald Trump entering the church after Melania. Barron, 16, trailed behind him and their Secret Service entourage

Donald Trump entering the church after Melania. Barron, 16, trailed behind him and their Secret Service entourage

The Trump family waits somberly for the casket of Ivana Trump to be carried into the church in New York City on Wednesday 

Ivana Trump was last seen on June 22, walking around the Upper East Side with the help of an assistant

Ivana Trump in Paris, 1991

Ivana Trump was last seen on June 22, walking around the Upper East Side with the help of an assistant (left). She is pictured, right, in Paris in 1991

The order of service included a photograph of Ivana with her children  next to the Serenity Prayer. A portrait of her in a gown was on the front

The order of service included a photograph of Ivana with her children  next to the Serenity Prayer. A portrait of her in a gown was on the front

Former President Donald Trump did not speak at the service but he appeared afterwards on the steps of the church with the rest of the family. 

Next to her casket was her 1992 Vanity Fair cover

Next to her casket was her 1992 Vanity Fair cover 

Extravagant arrangements of red roses met mourners as they stepped into the church entrance which was lit by clusters of votive candles housed in glass holders.

The large floral displays – pom poms of red roses – were staged at the end of pews down the length of the aisle.

Next to the casket was a blown up print-out of a Vanity Fair cover featuring Ivana.  

Earlier, he and Melanie slipped in through a side door with Barron, waving to supporters in the streets who yelled ‘we love you!’ before making his way inside. 

Before the service, Don Jr. and his ex-wife Vanessa comforted their crying eight-year-old Chloe while Ivanka kept a protective hand over her youngest son, six-year-old Theo.

Eric Trump and his wife Lara brought their two young children, Eric, four, and Carolina, two, who watched in silence as their grandmother’s casket was brought past them.

A glamorous woman with a penchant for younger men, skiing and dancing, Ivana’s ‘Celebration of Life’ service on Wednesday attracted socialites from New York City, Palm Beach and Europe. 

The well-heeled crowd gathered outside St Vincent Ferrer Church on Lexington Avenue in sweltering heat, clutching their funeral invitations to present to police officers and Secret Service agents at the doors. 

The church is a stone’s throw from the townhouse on 64th Street where Ivana lived for 26 years and where she was discovered at the bottom of the stairs last week. 

NYPD barricades wreathed round the block between Lexington Avenue and East 65th and 66th on Wednesday while trucks from Greenscape Designs unloaded by the side entrance. 

Officers and secret service agents consulted with each other and paced the sidewalk as members of the church choir began to arrive shortly after 11am.

Ivanka Trump leaves her mother Ivana's funeral on Wednesday

Ivanka Trump leaves her mother Ivana’s funeral on Wednesday 

Ivanka leaving the church

Jared Kushner with his oldest son, Joseph

Ivanka leaving the church with her family on Wednesday after the funeral of her mother, Ivana. Jared is shown, right, with their son Joseph

Former First Lady Melania Trump arrives at the funeral of Ivana Trump in New York City on Wednesday

Former First Lady Melania Trump arrives at the funeral of Ivana Trump in New York City on Wednesday

The family waits outside for the gold casket of Ivana Trump to be carried into the church on Wednesday

The family waits outside for the gold casket of Ivana Trump to be carried into the church on Wednesday

Ivana Trump's gold casket is carried into St. Vincent Ferrer Church on Lexington Avenue followed by the Trump family

Ivana Trump’s gold casket is carried into St. Vincent Ferrer Church on Lexington Avenue followed by the Trump family

The first came bearing ID and printed-out forms that were carefully studied by a waiting agent before the barricades were opened just enough to let the two middle aged women in.

Two large police trucks were parked directly opposite the church’s imposing front doors to house the photographers who trained their lenses on the church entrance. 

Bit by bit, small groups of people gathered intrigued by the measures designed to keep at bay all but those who had received an invitation, featuring an image of Ivana in her heyday on the slopes. Still people stood and stared, sweating in the heat of the Manhattan sun.

Ivanka Trump with Donald, Melania and the rest of the family on Wednesday, leaving the funeral home

Ivanka Trump with Donald, Melania and the rest of the family on Wednesday, leaving the funeral home 

Donald Trump comforts Ivanka at the funeral home on Wednesday as the rest of the family waits for to leave for the church

Donald Trump comforts Ivanka at the funeral home on Wednesday as the rest of the family waits for to leave for the church 

Donald Trump leading his wife, children and grandchildren out of the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Wednesday for the funeral of his first wife, Ivana

Donald Trump leading his wife, children and grandchildren out of the Frank E. Campbell funeral home on Wednesday for the funeral of his first wife, Ivana 

Grief-stricken Ivanka emerges from the Frank E. Campbell funeral home, escorted by her father and the rest of the family

Grief-stricken Ivanka emerges from the Frank E. Campbell funeral home, escorted by her father and the rest of the family 

Ivanka Trump leaves the Frank E. Camobell funeral home with her husband Jared Kushner and father Donald Trump

Ivanka Trump leaves the Frank E. Camobell funeral home with her husband Jared Kushner and father Donald Trump

Ivanka and Jared Kushner with their two sons, Theo and Joseph. Their daughter Arabella was not present

Ivanka and Jared Kushner with their two sons, Theo and Joseph. Their daughter Arabella was not present 

Ivanka kisses her six-year-old son Joseph on the cheek as her nephew Eric and niece Carolina play nearby. Almost all of the Trump grandchildren were present for the funeral

Ivanka kisses her six-year-old son Joseph on the cheek as her nephew Eric and niece Carolina play nearby. Almost all of the Trump grandchildren were present for the funeral 

Ivanka kneels down to speak to her nephew, Eric Trump, as they wait for the arrival of Ivana Trump's casket

Ivanka kneels down to speak to her nephew, Eric Trump, as they wait for the arrival of Ivana Trump’s casket 

From right, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive for the funeral of Ivana Trump, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in New York

From right, Eric Trump, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner arrive for the funeral of Ivana Trump, Wednesday, July 20, 2022, in New York

Eric Trump arrives at his mother Ivana's funeral along with his Ivanka Trump and her oldest son, Joseph

Eric Trump arrives at his mother Ivana’s funeral along with his Ivanka Trump and her oldest son, Joseph

Eric Trump, Lara Trump and Ivanka Trump watch as the casket of Ivana Trump is carried into the church on Wednesday

Eric Trump, Lara Trump and Ivanka Trump watch as the casket of Ivana Trump is carried into the church on Wednesday 

Eight-year-old Chloe Trump cries as the casket of her grandmother is carried into church on Wednesday. She was comforted by her mother Vanessa, who is shown linking arms with her oldest daughter, 15-year-old Kai. Donald Trump Jr. comforted two of the couple's sons. Next to him is his fiancee, Kimberly Guilfoyle

Eight-year-old Chloe Trump cries as the casket of her grandmother is carried into church on Wednesday. She was comforted by her mother Vanessa, who is shown linking arms with her oldest daughter, 15-year-old Kai. Donald Trump Jr. comforted two of the couple’s sons. Next to him is his fiancee, Kimberly Guilfoyle 

The Trump family gathers for the funeral of Ivana Trump on Wednesday in New York City

The Trump family gathers for the funeral of Ivana Trump on Wednesday in New York City 

Donald Trump Jr. comforts two of his sons at the funeral of their grandmother Ivana on Wednesday

Donald Trump Jr. comforts two of his sons at the funeral of their grandmother Ivana on Wednesday

Earlier in the day, Ivanka and Jared were spotted in Central Park, taking a break from their morning jog to admire Bethesda Fountain.

Former President Donald Trump flew in to New York from Florida with former First Lady Melania earlier this week after announcing Ivana’s death with a heartfelt statement on behalf of the family. 

In another touching tribute to his former wife last night, he told long-term friend Cindy Adams, a columnist for The New York Post: ‘She was outstanding. Beautiful inside and out. We began all of it, our lives together, with such a great relationship.’

The funeral service was billed as a ‘Celebration of Life’ to honor Ivana, a Czechoslovakian skier turned model who moved to America at the dawn of the 70s and became one of New York’s most iconic first wives.

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