Ivanka Trump marks Veterans Day at Arlington with President Donald Trump


Ivanka Trump showed her support for her father as he commemorated Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery alongside President Donald Trump on Wednesday, marking her first public outing since the election. 

The White House senior adviser was nearly unrecognizable in a slate gray coat, black leather gloves, and a wide-brim black hat that she wore to keep her hair dry on the rainy day in Virginia.  

Ivanka, 39, also had on a protective black floral mask, which, paired with her hat, covered most of her face. It’s unclear if her husband, fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, was also at the event.  

Somber: Ivanka Trump, 39, was nearly unrecognizable as she joined President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia on Wednesday

Bundled up: The First Daughter wore a slate gray coat, black leather gloves, and a black hat to protect her blonde hair from the rain at the Veteran's Day event

Bundled up: The First Daughter wore a slate gray coat, black leather gloves, and a black hat to protect her blonde hair from the rain at the Veteran’s Day event 

She had on a plain black crewneck top underneath her coat that complemented her black accessories. 

The First Daughter wore her straight blond hair around her shoulders, but it remained somewhat dry in the rain thanks to the large brim on her hat.  

She had a solemn look in her eyes, the only part of her face that was really visible, and her lashes were coated in thick mascara.

Ivanka was seen leaving her Washington, D.C. home in a black Secret Service SUV from her garage a little after 10 a.m. on Wednesday before heading to Arlington with her father and stepmother. 

The First Daughter took to social media early in the morning to pay tribute to U.S. Veterans, writing: ”There is no greater debt of gratitude we owe as Americans than to those who have worn the uniform of the U.S. throughout history and fought for the freedoms we enjoy. 

‘May God bless & care for all our veterans, those still serving in our military & their families! #VeteransDay.’

Later in the day, she awkwardly celebrated her father winning the state of Alaska, prompting people to point out that he lost the election.

Incognito: Ivanka also had on a protective black floral mask, which, paired with her hat, covered most of her face

Incognito: Ivanka also had on a protective black floral mask, which, paired with her hat, covered most of her face

Finally seen: The trip to Arlington marked the White House senior adviser's first public appearance since her father lost the election

Finally seen: The trip to Arlington marked the White House senior adviser’s first public appearance since her father lost the election

‘BREAKING: President Trump and Senate Republicans win Alaska, overwhelmingly and by a massive 20 point spread! Put AK in the books for @realDonaldTrump! Congratulations Senator @DanSullivan_AK! Thank you Alaska!’ she wrote, retweeting the announcement from the Associated Press. 

‘So you’re saying the AP is a trustworthy source?’ asked one critic, who pointed out that the Associated Press called Biden the winner of the election. 

‘So we do accept results from AP now?’ someone else chimed in, while another commented: ‘Y’all got crushed in the popular vote by 5+ million and lost the electoral college by 306-232.’ 

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump braved the rain to participate in the wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery in observance of Veterans Day. 

Trump stepped forward to salute the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and observe a moment of silence before stepping back under an umbrella as a lone trumpeter played TAPS. 

In his Veterans Day proclamation, Trump touted the work his administration has done to improve veterans’ lives and reiterated his commitments to veterans and military members. 

Tradition: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in the wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday

Tradition: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump participated in the wreath-laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday 

Paying tribute: Trump stepped forward to salute the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and observe a moment of silence

Paying tribute: Trump stepped forward to salute the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and observe a moment of silence

He also lauded his moves as president to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs, including increasing funding and giving them the choice to receive care from local healthcare providers.

Trump said another accomplishment within the VA was ‘removing employees who were not giving our veterans the care and attention they deserve and making the agency more accountable to the heroes it serves.’ 

Joe Biden and his wife Jill participated in their own commemoration of Veterans Day by laying a wreath at the Korean War Memorial at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at the same time Trump held his event in Virginia. 

The wreath-laying on Wednesday morning was the first time Trump has been seen since Sunday as he has not held any public events or had anything on his official presidential schedule the past few days as he continues to claim he won the presidential election despite projections showing Joe Biden as the victor.

Since then Trump has not addressed the nation other than via Twitter and has not conceded to Biden. He did, however, emerged from the White House Saturday and Sunday for two separate rounds of golf at his club in Sterling, Virginia.

Biden, on the other hand, has been holding public events daily and has made several public statements since Saturday, when major media outlets projected him the winner of the presidential election. 

Gratitude: The First Daughter took to social media early in the morning to pay tribute to U.S. Veterans

Gratitude: The First Daughter took to social media early in the morning to pay tribute to U.S. Veterans

Holding out hope? Later in the day, she awkwardly celebrated her father winning the state of Alaska, prompting people to point out that he already lost the election to Joe Biden

Holding out hope? Later in the day, she awkwardly celebrated her father winning the state of Alaska, prompting people to point out that he already lost the election to Joe Biden 

Heading out: Ivanka was seen leaving her Washington, D.C. home in a black Secret Service SUV from her garage a little after 10 a.m. on Wednesday

Heading out: Ivanka was seen leaving her Washington, D.C. home in a black Secret Service SUV from her garage a little after 10 a.m. on Wednesday

Trump’s only significant presidential action since the election has been abruptly firing Defense Secretary Mark Esper, which he announced on Twitter.

Ivanka has been quietly urging her father to throw in the towel and concede the election to Biden, as she sets her sights on her own future White House run, well-placed sources exclusively told DailyMail.com. 

On Saturday, former Vice President Biden was named president-elect, sparking celebration across the country. Yet, President Trump has refused to accept the results, making unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud and filing lawsuits in several states.

Don Jr. took up his father’s battle cry, furiously tweeting similar messages about voter fraud. Even first lady Melania spoke out about ‘illegal’ votes, but Ivanka has been relatively quiet on social media about the election, aside from her celebrating her father’s win in Alaska on Wednesday. 

Behind the scenes, the First Daughter has been pushing for Trump and his administration to admit defeat, saying during a senior staff meeting it was an ‘honor to serve the people and people should be happy with what they accomplished.’

An insider with close ties to the Trump family explained: ‘Ivanka has her own agenda. She’s has had her eyes on the desk behind the Oval Office since day one and she’s not about to burn any bridges by mouthing off like Don Jr. who keeps lashing out on Twitter.

‘Everything she puts out is calculated and well thought out because she’s always looking at the big picture.’ 

End game: Ivanka has been quietly urging her father to concede the election to Biden, as she sets her sights on her own future White House run, sources told DailyMail.com

End game: Ivanka has been quietly urging her father to concede the election to Biden, as she sets her sights on her own future White House run, sources told DailyMail.com

All eyes on them: Ivanka's brother Don Jr. also is eyeing up the White House — but even Melania is doubtful of that

All eyes on them: Ivanka’s brother Don Jr. also is eyeing up the White House — but even Melania is doubtful of that

Even her husband Jared, 39, has been urging his father-in-law in private to gracefully give up the fight, pushing Trump to drop all the recently filed lawsuits and focus on four years from now.

The insider said that inside the Trump family there is ‘essentially a tug of war with Jared and Ivanka on one side and Don Jr. and Eric on the other.’ 

Ivanka isn’t the only Trump’s child eyeing up the White House — Don Jr. wants it too.

The insider said: ‘Don Jr. likes to think that he is the one who will eventually take over the reins with Kimberly [Guilfoyle] by his side, but Melania would be the first to admit that this will never happen because he doesn’t have the smarts like Donald and at best will get his own show on Fox News.

‘Melania said just like her husband, Don Jr. likes to hear himself talk and doesn’t know when to stop.’

They added: ‘Unlike her brother, Ivanka has the full support for her father who will do anything to see his princess follow in his footsteps.

‘Donald likes to brag that they are like two peas in a pod and that just like him, Ivanka is a charismatic born leader that the people love.

‘He prides himself on the idea that she too will one day be President.’

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