Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner Smile, Kiss At Water Park While Stephanie Grishams Tell-All Makes Its Way Around The Internet

On Sunday, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner went to a water park in Miami. As usual, Trump was dressed appropriately, donning a white cover-up with her hair tied back with a silk scarf. Kushner was just in his swim trunks. If he is “Rasputin in a slim-fitting suit,” as former Trumpian press secretary Stephanie Grisham describes him in her new tell-all, I’ll Take Your Questions Now, then this was Rasputin after he lost his shirt. These are incredibly clear photos of the pair smiling lovingly at each other and sharing a peck on the lips.

Listen, I’ll say it: It’s nice to see them doing something they’re qualified to do.

Are the photos the answer to Grisham’s book, which has prompted a weeklong news cycle that’s included digressions into Trump and Kushner’s play-acting at running a country? Impossible to say. Still, “here we are, unbothered and thriving at a Floridian water park,” the photos seem to insist.

A few lens shutters and one forgets all about how, in Grisham’s telling, Kushner mucked everything up and Trump expected the White House press team to work for her and “siphon off some of its resources to defend and support her.”

Grisham writes, “She obviously had a Google alert set for her name and would go to Sean Spicer whenever a story about her popped up that she didn’t like, which was most of them, expecting us to push back. That happened even if 90 percent of a story was positive. She would focus on obscure small facts that she didn’t like or claimed weren’t true.… Image was everything in the Trump family, and Ivanka worked very hard to convey an image of perfection.”

One of the earliest memories I have of Ivanka from before we were friends is when she blamed a fart on a classmate. Some time later, she goaded me and a few other girls into flashing our breasts out the window of our classroom in what has since been labeled the “flashing the hot dog man” incident in Chapin lore. Ivanka had basically been the ringleader, but she pleaded her innocence to the headmistress and got off scot-free. The rest of us were suspended.

Anyway, a couple snaps of a healthy-looking marriage at the water park and one can forget about the book and the hot dog incident. Show me the pair at an intimate dinner toasting to their anniversary and one can forget about the up to $640 million they made while dad was in office. You’ll need an entire lifestyle spread of the whole family on holiday in Mallorca to wipe from one’s mind the report that the couple forced their Secret Service detail to go find a place to relieve themselves that wasn’t one of their D.C. house’s six and a half bathrooms.

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