Soon after Donald Trump became President of the United States on January 20, 2017, his oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump and her husband, #jared kushner, left New York and moved into a rented house in Washington, D.C. They have been in the upscale Kalorama neighborhood for just two months, and neighbors have already begun to complain. They are not complaining about loud noise or large pool parties. Instead, the neighbors are complaining that since the couple moved in, they have lost their neighborhood, especially their streets.
They said sometimes there are at least 10 #Secret Service cars parked on their already crowded streets.
Marietta Robinson, who lives directly across the street from the family, describes the neighborhood as a three-ring circus since the very first day #Ivanka Trump and her family moved in. Robinson added that her neighborhood is now ruined. Several other Kalorama residents have also complained. They claim that lots of things have changed because of their new neighbors.
Several members of the Secret Service follow the entire family wherever they go. So, there are comings and goings all the time. They block part of the street with their vans. Some residents claim the couple doesn't follow the trash pickup schedule, and garbage bags are often left in front of their house..
There are other politicians in the same neighborhood, but nobody is complaining about them. Former President Barack Obama, former First Lady Michelle Obama, along with their daughters, Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, moved in after they left the White House. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos live in the Kalorama neighborhood. However, there have been no complaints about any of them.
Secret Service spokeswoman, Nicole Mainor, indicated that the agency met with neighbors and city officials last Friday. They addressed the residents' complaints about parking and other neighborhood issues. They are working on how they can satisfy the neighbors while looking out for the safety of the president's family.