The Associated Press article BOSTON, Mass.
— President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and their wives Melania and Ivanka attended a private dinner Tuesday night at the White House for the first time since they were elected.
The three leaders are holding a White House ceremony in honor of the 75th anniversary of the founding of the United States, with their daughters, Ivanka and Barron Trump.
They are not attending the event to talk about the healthcare plan they unveiled late last week.
The White House said they had been invited but that the event was being held behind closed doors.
White House officials said the president and the vice president were there to mark the 75-year anniversary of Independence Hall and to commemorate the 50th anniversary since the Civil War.
The event was first reported by The Associated News.
Ivanka Trump was born in 1910, and her husband, Jared Kushner, was born four years later.
Barron Trump is three years older than his father.
Ivanka has a master’s degree in business from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from the University at Albany.
Ivanka, in her own way, has become a public servant, helping her father through a chaotic time in his presidency.
In recent days, she has been working to ensure that the White Houses budget will be balanced as soon as possible and to build a new administration that will focus on social mobility and helping the middle class.
During the White house press briefing Tuesday, the president praised the media for covering the event in a way that focused on the president’s agenda.
“They’re doing a great job,” he said.
“And so the press has been great.
I love the media.”
Pence also spoke in the briefing, calling the event a “historic occasion.”
“This is an opportunity for us to come together as a family and to celebrate the history of our country and the legacy that it holds for our nation,” Pence said.
The president and his wife were in Boston for a weekend getaway with their children and grandchildren.
The Trump administration is preparing to release a tax reform plan that would slash taxes for most Americans.
It is expected to offer tax cuts to nearly all taxpayers.
It also would offer an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit to families earning less than $250,000.
The plan is being crafted by the National Economic Council, the White Senate Office of Management and Budget, and the Treasury Department.