President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Eric, and his wife, Ivanka, will not be attending the inauguration, The New York Times reported Monday, citing two people familiar with the matter.
The president’s eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will remain in Washington, D.C., to represent their father, the paper said, citing one person familiar with Kushner’s schedule.
The president’s son- in-law will not attend, as he has done for years, the source said.
Jared Kushner will attend as well, but will remain on his own.
The president, who has a young son, will travel to New York to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his presidency and will be there to deliver remarks, according to a person familiar who spoke to the Times.
On Sunday, Trump tweeted that the inauguration would be held in a “beautiful venue,” the first since he became president.
I will be hosting a huge celebration for the people of the United States at the Lincoln Memorial on January 20th, 2017.
Please be there!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 22, 2017The president did not mention his son-nephew by name, the Times reported, citing three people familiar.
The inauguration is a momentous event for the country and a pivotal moment for our democracy.
We need to be there, we need to show up and show our loyalty, and we need a very special man who is going to lead this country and we all need to work together to make sure we do it as well as we can, the president told the New York Daily News.
Kushner and Ivanka Trump are expected to attend the inauguration in the West Wing, but are not expected to be in attendance at the inauguration itself, the New Yorker reported Monday.