First Daughter and White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump will be traveling to Peru this week with her husband Jared Kushner and other administration officials as her father’s legal and political problems continue to grow.
The delegation will be attending the biennial Summit of the Americas, where Trump will unveil an economic improvement program to heads of state from the entire Western hemisphere.
“I’m extremely excited for my visit and look forward to highlighting the important work that the U.S. government and this administration are doing to empower women economically in the region and elsewhere around the globe,” Trump told reporters.
Trump and Kushner have a habit of escaping Washington, D.C. during times of political crisis, Politico noted. They went skiing in Aspen during Republicans’ unsuccessful push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and decamped to Vermont during the backlash against President Trump’s comments after the white supremacist march in Charlottesville.
The well-traveled couple also spent Passover in Wyoming with Kushner’s family.
As Politico reported, “A Republican close to the White House acknowledged that the married couple prefers to lay low during hectic moments because they don’t want to be associated with stories about chaos in the White House. They also do not wish to become any further enmeshed in the Russia probe, particularly if the president fires special counsel Robert Mueller.”
President Trump has reportedly threatened to fire Mueller after the FBI raided the offices of his “fixer,” Michael Cohen, who allegedly offered porn star Stormy Daniels hush money to prevent her sharing a story about an affair with Trump.
Trump himself was scheduled to attend the summit, but is staying in Washington to monitor the situation in Syria, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. Others who will attend include Vice President Mike Pence and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.