Eric Trump and wife Lara fly economy class from Florida to NYC as family bids adieu to Air Force One days
Eric and Lara Trump were 'very friendly' with everyone and did not seem to be worried about drawing attention to themselves, said the report
It has been almost a week since Donald Trump left the White House and Joe Biden took the oath to become the 46th President of the United States. The Trump family snubbed Biden's inauguration ceremony and chose to leave for Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida onboard the Air Force One -- their final time flying the presidential flight Since then, the former President and his family have kept a low profile as he awaits his second impeachment hearing in the Senate. Meanwhile, Trump's second son, Eric Trump, was spotted flying economy as he returned from Florida to New York with his family.
TMZ was the first to report the younger Trump's journey as he was spotted with his wife, Lara, and their two children on a Delta flight from Palm Beach, Florida back to New York City, on Sunday, January 24. Now no longer the first son, Eric Trump and his siblings no longer have the privileges they enjoyed the past four years. However, just before Donald Trump left the office, he signed off on extending Secret Service protection for his children for six more months.
As such, Eric Trump and his family were seen getting escorted onto their flight by Secret Service agents and they were not seen waiting in the terminal before boarding like everyone else. According to a source who spoke to TMZ, Eric Trump put their carry-on luggage up in the overhead bins, and the Trump grandchildren were very well behaved. The source also told the publication that Lara Trump took the kids to the bathroom a few times during the flight.
According to TMZ, Eric and Lara Trump were "very friendly" with everyone and did not seem to be worried about drawing attention to themselves. When Eric Trump was asked to pose for some selfies, he "happily obliged" while wearing a mask with "USA" written on it.
Details on the Trump family have remained scarce since Inauguration Day amid numerous reports that Ivanka Trump is considering entering politics. Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner have bought property in Palm Beach, and the former president's daughter is reportedly gunning for Senator Marco Rubio's Senate seat in Florida.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump established an official post-presidency office in Palm Beach County, Florida, setting up a vehicle for future public appearances and statements. According to the press release from the office, "The Office of the Former President" will manage Trump's correspondence, public statements, appearance, and official activities. "President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People," the release said.
Trump has largely been silent since Biden's inauguration on January 20 after his supporters stormed into the US Capitol building as Congress convened to certify the 2020 presidential election results. Trump had called for a rally earlier that day repeating his baseless claims that the election was stolen for him. The House of Representatives led by the Democrats filed for a second impeachment against Trump for his role in "inciting" the failed insurrection attempt. All House Democrats and 10 Republicans voted in favor of the impeachment.