Comments on the post varied, from praise for creating a “safe space” to criticism for violating Trump’s privacy and for probing a client’s political beliefs.
So shouldn’t politics end at the gym door? Mahlum, who wears her liberal politics proudly, couldn’t immediately be reached, and a White House spokeswoman didn’t respond to a request for comment.
But the incident underscores the dynamic that Ivanka Trump and her husband, top White House adviser Jared Kushner, are likely to find as they settle into life in Washington, a city where dear old dad won only 4 percent of the vote. Trump, as one of the most visible proxies for her father’s divisive White House, might just have to get used to her role as a lightning rod in designer clothes — or workout gear.