Following up on her widely popular, dorky dance video with Joseph Kushner, Ivanka Trump has just released another Facebook clip, this time starring youngest son Theodore. It seems the 14-month old took his first steps on Thursday night.
“Big night for baby Theodore. He took his first steps!” the first daughter and presidential adviser wrote. She is barefoot, but still wearing a purple, sleeveless floral dress that she could have been wearing at work during the day.
It doesn’t exactly look like this is the room in which baby Theodore normally does his walking practice. Parents of toddlers watching the video will immediately notice the white couches, the extremely sharp-looking marble side table behind him, and the even sharper-looking glass coffee table behind his mother — all of which are recipes for disaster.
“You might want to change out that pointy coffee table for a soft leather ottoman until he’s a little older, just saying,” one viewer commented.
But parents of toddlers might also guess that this moment on video isn’t likely the exact first time Theodore took his steps — because who has the phone ready for that? She could have moved him to this room for better lighting to capture the moment for posterity.
“Walk! C’mon! Walk!” she encourages her son, who seems a little more into his toy than the task of putting one foot in front of the other.
When Trump posted her dance video two weeks ago, some questioned whether it was a PR stunt for her book, which she said she would refrain from promoting to avoid ethics violations. This latest clip could also be seen as an effort to change the “rich and unrelatable” image the New York Times attributed to an internal document from the early days of her “Women Who Work” brand.
Again, this doesn’t matter to most of the 140,000 people who liked the video on Facebook. Most were along the lines of Mary K. Mosey, who wrote, “What a sweetheart…. here comes the little weeble wobble!! Thanks for sharing…I remember how exciting those first steps were for all three of my kids.”
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