- Ivanka Trump traveled from Washington, DC, to New Jersey to celebrate Passover, defying the stay-at-home guidance she urged Americans to follow, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
- Federal and state authorities have urged Americans not to leave their homes for anything but necessities and to avoid discretionary travel to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
- "Those lucky enough to be in a position to stay at home, please, please do so," the president's daughter said in a video on March 30.
- A source with knowledge of the situation told Business Insider that Trump spent Passover at a closed-down facility in Bedminster considered to be a family home, and that she is now working remotely from there.
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Ivanka Trump broke her own stay-at-home guidance to travel 200 miles from Washington, DC, to the Trump golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, to celebrate Passover this year, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
Citing two people with knowledge of the trip, The Times reported that the president's eldest daughter, her husband, Jared Kushner, and their three children made the trip for the Jewish holiday on April 8.
A source with knowledge of the situation told Business Insider that Trump spent Passover at a closed-down facility considered to be a family home.
Trump and Kushner are senior advisers in the Trump administration, which has been trying to contain the US's coronavirus outbreak.
Millions of other Americans were forced to cancel their Passover festivities or obeyed social-distancing advice by hosting their celebrations remotely on video apps.
Trump and Kushner's trip would violate the White House's March 16 advice to Americans to "work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible" and to "avoid discretionary travel."
Washington, DC, issued a stay-at-home order effective from April 1, saying that residents should leave home only for necessities and that infractions are punishable by fines or jail time.
Trump has played a prominent role in encouraging Americans to observe social-distancing guidelines. In a video posted on social media on March 30, she urged people to do their part to slow the spread of the virus.
—Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 30, 2020
"Those lucky enough to be in a position to stay at home, please, please do so," she said in the video. "Each and every one of us plays a role in slowing the spread."
The source with knowledge of the situation told Business Insider that the location in Bedminster, where Trump went, is less populated than the surrounding area near her home in Washington, DC.
The source added that Trump has been practicing social distancing and working remotely from Bedminster.
Like many other hospitality businesses, the Trump Bedminster golf club has been closed during the coronavirus crisis.
The Times said Kushner had returned to Washington DC, where he is leading a "shadow" White House coronavirus task force charged with securing vital medical equipment for hospitals, while his wife continues to work remotely in Bedminster.