Residents of Washington, D.C.’s ritzy Kalorama neighborhood are in an uproar over Ivanka Trump’s Secret Service detail taking up too many parking spots on the block.
Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, recently moved into the Kalorama neighborhood with her husband, Jared Kushner, and their three young children, but the warm welcome they initially received is quickly wearing thin because of all the Secret Service SUVs, The Washington Post reports.
Two “No Parking” signs were installed in front of the Trump-Kushner house. The real explosion, however, happened Monday after city workers put up two more “No Parking” signs right beside the residence of the Friedmans, who live next door.
For lawyer Rhonda Friedman, this apparently was the last straw.
“I started screaming,” Friedman told The Washington Post.
After numerous emails, Friedman finally persuaded the city to remove those signs from in front of her house.
Still, that hasn’t placated the block of Tracy NW. While Kalorama residents seem willing to put up with the Secret Service detail around former President Barack Obama, they are less willing to do so for Trump and Kushner.
“Are you kidding me?” asked Marti Robinson, yet another lawyer on the block. “This is the adult child of the president. Sometimes there are 10 cars out here.”
Neighbors are complaining about metal fences, loud Secret Service agents talking on the street, metal barricades.
Sometimes, to the residents’ horror, agents even change their shirts in public.
“We’re just a little story in a cosmic, bigger story, which is the whole Trump phenomenon and how they push their way around,” said Toby Moffett, a former Democratic representative from Connecticut. “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.”
This isn’t the first time Trump and Kushner have caused an upset with their presence in the neighborhood. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier in March that the landlord of Trump and Kushner’s house is suing the U.S. government over mining leases, which could place Kushner in an awkward position, given that he works as a close adviser to the president.
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