Ivanka Trump's neighbour in a fur coat while sipping white wine at a protest speaks out

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People participate in a protest against President Donald Trump's travel ban at Columbia University in New York City, U.S. January 30, 2017. Reuters/Stephanie Keith

One of Ivanka Trump‘s new neighbours in Washington, DC caught the attention of netizens when she appeared outside the first daughter’s home during a “dance party” protest wearing a fur coat while sipping a glass of white wine. The woman was identified as Dianne Bruce and she had spoken up about the story behind her photo.

Bruce said it was a chilly evening so she opted to wear a coat. “It was kind of a party atmosphere out there,” she recalled, adding that there were some really good dancers. “I couldn’t resist, it was just great fun, it really was,” Bruce said in an interview with People. She added that she loves to see people having fun and do what they do.

Hundreds of LGBTQ protesters came together outside Trump’s home on Saturday, April 2, to send a message that “our climate and our communities matter.” Bruce resides across the street from the Kalorama neighbourhood mansion that the first daughter shares with her husband, Jared Kushner, and their three young children.

Bruce said she was having dinner with her husband and father when they heard protestors coming for a demonstration called the “Queer Dance Party for Climate Justice at Ivanka Trump’s House!” She walked outside to see what’s going on and  saw another neighbour came out with a bottle of wine and some glasses, so they sat and enjoyed watching the event. She said it was participated by the “most athletic and wonderful dancers” she has ever seen. For Bruce, the event was more of a parade while the majority is calling it a protest. “The main part was the music and everybody having a good time,” she added.

The next day, Bruce found out that she was in the Daily Mail through a friend who called her to share the news. She admitted that it was weird for her because she did not even understand what the word “viral” means.




“Because I don't do tweet. I don't do Facebook. I don't do any of that. I don't really understand it all,” she exclaimed.

Bruce said she has not physically seen the first daughter yet, but remembered former US President Barack Obama strolling around the neighbourhood. When asked by Cosmopolitan about what she thinks about the idea of protesting in front of someone’s house, Bruce said it’s something that can be done as long as it doesn’t get nasty and no one gets hurt.

Video Source: YouTube/New York Daily News 

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