Kellyanne Conway Was Forced to Give Up Her D-Day Seats for Trump’s Kids
Donald Trump’s adult children not serving in the administration got to not only accompany their father on his official Europe trip, but landed prime seats at the D-Day ceremony while some senior White House staffers including Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway were forced to sit on the sidelines.
The president’s eldest sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, both executive vice presidents of the Trump Organization family business, sat in the second row during a ceremony Thursday at the Normandy American Cemetery, a photo shared by Wall Street Journal reporter Michael Bender on Friday shows.
Another photo tweeted by Bender shows Conway sitting seemingly on the sidelines of the ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day, alongside Dan Scavino.
“Trump’s adult children joined him on his trip to Buckingham Palace, his golf course in Ireland and at the D-Day ceremony in FR, where Don Jr. & Eric sat in the 2nd row while some senior White House staffers initially were asked to watch from the sidelines,” Bender wrote in his tweet.
Trump’s adult children joined him on his trip to Buckingham Palace, his golf course in Ireland and at the D-Day ceremony in FR, where Don Jr. & Eric sat in the 2nd row while some senior White House staffers initially were asked to watch from the sidelineshttps://t.co/2WMU6Hs1U2 pic.twitter.com/XQCmlAOwkY
— Michael C. Bender (@MichaelCBender) June 7, 2019
The story Bender linked to stated that 12,000 people were in the audience at the ceremony, putting into context just how much of a privilege it was to sit in the second row.
While the president’s other adult children—senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump and Georgetown Law student Tiffany Trump—also traveled to Europe with him, Trump Jr. and Eric Trump were especially criticized because of their roles running the family business.
Pollster Matt McDermott on Wednesday tweeted a photo of Trump’s adult children, Ivanka Trump’s husband and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, and Eric Trump’s wife Lara Trump, at the U.K. state dinner and pointed out that four of the six have no official government position.
4 of 6 people in this photo have no official government position. They run private businesses, are campaign advisers. Why are they attending an official state dinner on behalf of the United States? pic.twitter.com/wrRFhCDf4m
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) June 4, 2019