When Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner moved into the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington DC with their three children, it caused something of a nightmare for many of the residents, but Trump took an old fashioned way of easing tensions.
According to the Washington Post, the Kushner family's arrival to the neighborhood brought with it a whole host of troubles, including heightened security that had practically set up camp on Tracy Place NW, the block where their house is located. According to complainants, residents were unable to use the sidewalk near the home due to security presence, and they even began setting up "no parking" signs in front of their neighbors homes. On top of that, the Kalorama residential area became a hotbed of picture takers, and the Kushner's just couldn't seem to get the trash schedule right.
The first daughter was not going to let her neighbor's stew in anger, however. Ivanka decided to take a proactive approach to making it up to her neighbors, and began to doll out some good old fashion neighborly kindness in the form of baked goods.
The Financial Times reports:
How Ivanka has dealt with this local kerfuffle offers insight into her role in the Trump court. Part goodwill ambassador, part court consigliere, she has the most access to her father. In Kalorama, Ivanka employed her own brand of diplomacy. She knocked on each of her neighbours’ doors with stealth weapons in tow: her children and baked goods. The blatant PR offensive was highly effective. “Lovely, just lovely,” says Rhona Friedman, a lawyer and neighbour who had been wary. “People who know her say the same thing: that she’s very gracious.”
Friedman had reportedly "screamed," and took her problems to city officials when the "no parking" signs appeared in front of her home. It would appear that Ivanka's baking - or at least her choice in pastry shops - is good enough to win over her most critical neighbor.