Ivanka Trump's kids embed handprints on White House garden pathway, Internet jokes 'Joe Biden has a jackhammer'

'Footprints and handprints of Presidents' children and grandchildren are embedded in the garden's paved pathway,' Ivanka wrote


                            Ivanka Trump's kids embed handprints on White House garden pathway, Internet jokes 'Joe Biden has a jackhammer'
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Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's three children -- daughter Arabella, 9, and sons Joseph, 7, and Theodore, 4 -- have left their handprints at The Children's Garden of the White House as their grandfather prepares to depart from the White House after losing the 2020 election. 

Pictures of the momentous occasion that took place on Sunday, December 20, were shared by the first daughter on her Instagram page. One of the photos showed the three kids posing for a photo with Trump and in another one, they posed with their parents, who happen to be the president's advisers. Ivanka wrote that leaving handprints in The Children's Garden is part of a long-standing tradition in the White House. 

"Footprints and handprints of Presidents' children and grandchildren are embedded in the garden's paved pathway," Ivanka wrote. To include the handprints of each of Trump's grandchildren, Ivanka said Melania Trump had 10 more bronze pavers added. "The Children's Garden was a gift from President and Mrs. Johnson to the White House in 1968," she said in the post. It featured a goldfish pond, an apple tree, tulips, and grape hyacinth. 



 

The photos were met with a lot of mockery after Ivanka uploaded one of them on Twitter. "Back-hoe will quickly get rid of them," one of them said, while another wrote, "That’s great he finally got to meet them!" A third commented, "This is sickening, hopefully this will be taken out with a jackhammer." One more remarked, "The handprints were probably easier to accomplish than @realDonaldTrump adding to Mt. Rushmore."

A commenter quipped, "Next you'll be posting a portrait of yourself in our WH!!!! That would be destroyed too!!!" One more stated, "Its cute after 4 years, Ivanka remembers she has children." The next noted, "They will be torn up and replaced like y’all did to Jackie Kennedy’s garden." One of them said, "The rose garden and tennis court are fine, but we don’t want this..." Another wrote, "Gorgeous, isn't it? Obamas established a kitchen garden. Trumps made the rose garden look like a cemetery." One user said, "Those poor children. They have to grow up in the shadow of traitorous grifting parents/grandparents/aunts and uncles." Another joked, 'Joe Biden has a jack hammer."



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

 



 

According to the official website for the White House museum, "Near the Tennis Court is the Children's Garden, a gift from President and Mrs. Johnson to the White House in 1968. The garden provides a secluded place for children to play in a wooded park-like area. The garden features a goldfish pond and a stayman winesap apple tree (suitable for children to climb). Tulips and grape hyacinth provide vibrant colors in the natural drifts of the garden. Footprints and handprints of Presidents' children and grandchildren are embedded in the garden's paved pathway. George W Bush's children Barbara and Jenna Bush added their handprints during (their grandfather) President George H W Bush's administration."

In her diary, First Lady 'Lady Bird' Johnson described the garden as "a charming little spot...a very secret, quiet place". Including the Trump family children, more than 30 children and grandchildren of former presidents have left their mark on the garden.

Presently the Kushners are deciding where to live after Trump's presidency officially ends on January 20. They reportedly purchased a $31million plot of land on Miami's 'Billionaire Bunker,' subsequently fuelling speculation that Ivanka may be planning a run for office in Florida. The POTUS and his wife are also reportedly considering moving into their Palm Beach resort in Mar-a-Lago after moving out from the White House.

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