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Ivanka Trump cuddles son Theodore, 4, before heading to work

Ivanka Trump shared a quick cuddle with her youngest son Theodore on Wednesday morning before leaving her Washington, D.C. home on the third day of the Republican National Convention.  

The 38-year-old White House senior adviser was dressed to impress in a sleek black pantsuit and a matching black face mask as she stepped out the front door with her four-year-old in tow. 

Ivanka was beaming as she squatted down to enjoy a few precious minutes with her little boy, who had his back to her as he focused on something in front of him that had captured his eye. 

Theo was dressed for a casual summer day in a white T-shirt, khaki shorts, and blue ankle socks instead of shoes. He was holding onto a pen and likely in the middle of playing when he followed his mom outside. 

At one point, he turned around to look over the railing at the sidewalk below as Ivanka lovingly held her hand on his back.  

After saying goodbye, Ivanka strutted down the stairs, revealing her full outfit: a modern black blazer with three-quarter sleeves and matching skinny pants. 

She topped off her look with strappy black stiletto sandals, a black leather handbag, and a black face mask — a departure from the colorful floral one she wore the day before.  

Ivanka has faithfully donned a protective face covering for the majority of her public outings, despite her father’s wavering stance on masks. 

She has also taken great care to match them to her outfits, with Wednesday’s look being no exception. 

The mother of three wore a dainty gold chain around her neck, and she also had a red string bracelet on her left wrist, which she has been wearing off and on for a few years now. 

Although she hasn’t spoken about the purpose of the bracelet, it does bear a resemblance to the type of red string that Kabbalah practitioners wear to ward off the ‘evil eye.’ 

Ivanka’s long blonde hair was center-parted and flat ironed straight, a signature look for her. Coincidence or not, it was the same hairstyle that she donned to speak at the RNC in 2016. 

Her husband, fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, was also seen leaving their home on Wednesday wearing a navy suit paired with a red and navy blue striped tie. 

The 39-year-old dad was out the door at 7:30 a.m., over an hour before Ivanka said goodbye to their kids and headed to work. 

The parents also have a daughter Arabella, nine, and an older son Joseph, six.  

Ivanka got an earlier start than usual, leaving her home at 8:45 a.m. — nearly two hours earlier than she had left the day before. 

President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter had some extra pep in her step when she left her home on Tuesday wearing seafoam green Ralph Lauren shirt dress, a look she has worn before.   

She looked elegant in the belted $1,990 Ralph Lauren frock, which was buttoned to the top collar and featured slit sleeves that gave her the appearance of wearing a cape. 

She paired the outfit with a matching floral mask and classic suede pumps in an understated shade of nude. Matching seafoam green earrings peeked out from underneath her hair, and she carried a cream leather clutch in her hand.  

Ivanka had a twinkle in her eye as she headed to work, and while there was no way to tell, she appeared to be smiling behind her mask.

She got a late start on Tuesday, leaving her home at 10:30 a.m. — three hours after her husband, fellow White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, stepped out the door.  

Ivanka seemed well-rested and chipper, despite spending most of the day on the campaign trail in North Carolina with her father the day before.  

She put on a show during her short walk from her front door to the Secret Service vehicle waiting at the curb for her, giving a cordial wave to the paparazzi as they captured her departure. 

She will be the last of Trump’s adult children to speak at the Republican National Convention. Don Jr., 42, took the stage on Monday evening, while Eric, 36, and Tiffany, 26, gave speeches on Tuesday. 

It was a rare appearance for Tiffany, who gave a well-received speech four years ago at the convention in Cleveland, Ohio, where she talked about her father in personal terms, showing a different side to the GOP nominee.  

This time around, she took a cue from her father and older siblings and railed against the media, the tech giants, and the education system suggesting they keep the American people ‘mentally enslaved.’

‘People must recognize that our thoughts, opinions, and even the choice of who we vote for are being manipulated and invisibly coerced by the media and tech giants,’ the Georgetown Law Center graduate said.

Likely speaking from experience, she said that in the academic arena, students with opposing viewpoints are ‘too afraid to speak,’ while the system promotes ‘groupthink.’ 

President Trump’s youngest daughter usually pops up at major events in his administration — the State of the Union address, the trip he took to Mount Rushmore on July 3, and the state dinner in London — but her speech suggests she may be ready to take on a more prominent roll in her father’s campaign. 

First Lady Melania Trump also spoke at the convention on Tuesday evening, arguing for her husband’s bid for a second term in a speech designed to appeal to female voters. 

Ivanka will not address supporters until Thursday — the final evening of the event.

It is understood that she will introduce her father as he prepares to accept the Republican party’s official nomination. 

It’s been a busy week for Ivanka, who traveled to North Carolina to be by her father’s side on Monday. 

She was seen strutting out of her home in a $1,990 white dress from Lela Rose that had pretty blue flowers printed across it.  

Ivanka added matching accessories, opting for a white face mask, white strappy sandals, and a $1,540 white Max Mara handbag.  

Shortly after leaving her home, Ivanka traveled to North Carolina, where she and her father visited a Farmers to Families Food Box program site in Mills River ahead of the start of the convention. 

‘I am incredibly excited to join the President in North Carolina as he sees first-hand the incredible work being done through our Farmers to Families Food Box program,’ she said in a statement. 

Ivanka was pictured disembarking Air Force One at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, having taken off her face mask and replaced it with a glamorous pair of sunglasses.   

She then made an unexpected visit to the convention ahead of schedule, where President Trump accepted the nomination in person, while Ivanka watched on from the wings. 

During his speech, the president told the scaled-back convention: ‘We have to win. This is the most important election in the history of our country.’  

Soon after the surprise speech, Ivanka and her father flew to Asheville Regional Airport in Fletcher, North Carolina, before making their way to Mills River for their visit to the Farmers to Families Food Box program site. 

They were met by a crowd of fans, with Ivanka’s arrival, in particular, eliciting cheers and screams.   

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