Ivanka Trump’s security detail frustrating neighbors


Tension is mounting between first daughter Ivanka Trump and her new Washington neighbors, as the size of her security detail frustrates nearby residents in the Kalorama neighborhood.

Marti Robinson, a former appointee in the Obama administration and who now lives across from the house where Trump and husband Jared Kushner live, told the Washington Post the family has “completely taken over the whole street,” which now has metal barricades and added security.

“As if they have the authority!” Robinson said, adding that the security detail “has truly ruined my peaceful enjoyment of my house.”

“It is every bit as disruptive as if a very active business was allowed to come into this residential neighborhood,” she said.

{mosads}When the family first arrived in the neighborhood, Robinson and other neighbors reportedly delivered a hand-written welcome letter to Trump and Kushner, and were understanding of the security detail, as former President Obama lives nearby and other high-profile politicians who require security have lived in the neighborhood.

However, their patience is running thin as the security detail continues to inconvenience neighbors.

Another resident said she “started screaming” when she saw new “No Parking” signs had been installed in front of her own house, not the Trump’s house next door. 

Five neighbors wrote to Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser over the issues, and a dozen others wrote the local Advisory Neighborhood Commission complaining about the “No Parking” signs. 

Those signs were taken down Friday following the complaints. A Secret Service spokesman told the Post that the agency is making “every effort to collaborate with businesses and residents to minimize disruptions, while simultaneously maintaining the highest level of security for the individuals we are mandated to protect.”

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