You know the English idiom: A picture is worth a thousand words. In this case, photos of the Trumps are often worth thousands and thousands of words simply because of how interesting they are. The U.S. president was previously a reality TV celebrity, his wife was a model, and his children were never exactly political figures, although they now enjoy power and prestige with various positions in his administration. It's no wonder why photos of the family have always elicited the curiosity of media. The same goes for photos of Donald and Ivanka Trump, his daughter who has her own office in the White House.
To be fair, it is impossible to come up with a definitive assessment of relationships simply by looking at photos, but the president's photos with his children are often eye-catching and sometimes even strange (you will see below). Furthermore, it's not just his children, either. Trump's photos taken with his wife, Melania Trump, have frequently attracted attention from photographers and general audiences online, too.
Be it domestic affairs or foreign policy trips, the public almost always find some message to decipher within them. Here are some of the most notable moments between Trump and Ivanka captured by a camera:
1. Ivanka Looks Straight Ahead
Maybe Ivanka was listening or maybe she was intent on what was in front of her. Either way, this photo paints a funny picture where the daughter seems to be oblivious to her father.
2. Trump's Hand Gesture And Ivanka's Stiff Smile
There's no knowing what precisely was going on in this photo but Ivanka's stiff and uncomfortable smile makes the picture unforgettable.
3. This Preparing-The-Boxer Pose
This might as well be a photo of a boxing coach preparing his toughest contender for the next fight.
4. This Awkward Air Kiss
Celebrities are fluent in the art of air-kissing but many photos of both the father and daughter paint the opposite picture.
5. Father And Daughter Singing Together
In perfect sync at the Republican National Convention.
6. More Family Singing
Inquiring minds would like to know what was being karaoked here.
7. A Mid-Sentence Trump And A Seemingly Wary Ivanka
Both father and daughter seem done with the day in this old photo.
8. Some More Mid-Speech Freeze
Can never get enough of those mid-speech shots.
9. Another Awkward Kiss
Another unfortunate angle. It happens.
10. This Shot From The White House
Ivanka may have been talking to someone else, but it almost looks like Trump had zoned her out.
11. This Pronounced Distance Between Both
Probably just another long day at work.
12. Ivanka Silent In The Background
Their facial expressions couldn't be more different.
13. Ivanka Mimics Father
Having a sense of humor about things is good.
14. You're Hired
Ivanka shared this photo of herself and her father in 2015.
15. One More Awkward Air-Kiss
Lots of those.
16. This Family Portrait
Young Barron Trump looks cute.
17. Trump Gesticulating Again
Not sure what is better: Trump's gesturing or Ivanka's disposition here.
It's hard to pinpoint what exactly is going on by looking at a photo, much less give a conclusive statement about the photographed subject. But a look at these photos of Ivanka and her father reveals a dynamic that's hard to piece together.