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Jared and Ivanka said to avoid harassment by exercising in the dark

Presidential advisers go spinning in a darkened room to avoid the harassment which members of the Trump administration increasingly face

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on the South Lawn prior to their departure from the White House, May 19, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty Images, via JTA)
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump on the South Lawn prior to their departure from the White House, May 19, 2017. (Alex Wong/Getty Images, via JTA)

JTA — Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have found a creative new technique to go unnoticed in Washington, DC: attending workout classes in the dark.

The Jewish couple, who serve as advisers to Ivanka’s father US President Donald Trump, go spinning at Flywheel, a studio that darkens the room during the class to give the pair their privacy, The Washington Post reported.

Recently, Kushner quickly left exercise class to head to a SUV waiting for him outside the fitness studio, according to The Post.

The Post article details the harassment high-level officials in the Trump administration face when they venture out in public. People have demonstrated outside the couple’s home at least twice, while Trump advisers Kellyanne Conway and Stephen Miller experienced taunting in a grocery store and outside a sushi joint, respectively. A Virginia restaurant refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Trump administration officials have said the harassment is a sign of declining civility; the president’s critics say his own coarse statements and controversial policies have set the tone.

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