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Tiffany Trump’s wedding assembles a family divided over its patriarch’s political future

(CNN)-After three days on hurricane watch, Tiffany Trump breathed a sigh of relief.카지노사이트

The weather in Palm Beach, Florida, was finally easing and the forecast for Saturday, her wedding day, looked sunny and warm. Two people familiar with the bride-to-be’s mood tell CNN that Donald Trump’s younger daughter, his only child with second wife Marla Maples, had been “stressed” about the late-season storm and what it might mean for her Mar-a-Lago celebration with 25-year-old Michael Boulos, her boyfriend of four years.

But even though Tropical Storm Nicole is moving on, the Trumps may still be in for some tumult over the weekend. They’re gathering as their patriarch makes moves toward a 2024 presidential run, a prospect not everyone in the family is excited about. Some of them are signaling they don’t want to be involved much, if at all, sources close to the family tell CNN.

Three people familiar with the former president’s activities say he is not in the best of spirits. Many of the high-profile candidates he endorsed in the midterms failed to secure a win, and now some Republicans are whispering about his dwindling influence over the party. Trump is “cranky,” says one of the people.

At present, say those who are familiar, Trump is more focused on his “special announcement” on Tuesday, when he may – or may not – announce his planned third run for the presidency. His mind is consumed with the 2024 political landscape and where and how he will fit into it.

But first he has to get through one other job: Father of the bride.

Trump typically likes being the center of attention at his private club, which also serves as his home, but only if he’s being congratulated or in the mood for accolades. The run-up to Tiffany’s big day has been rough and, as the skies clear and her guests descend on Mar-a-Lago, sources say the former president is lying low.

Two of the people familiar with Trump’s mood say he has also been on the outs with his wife, Melania Trump, after a post-election day news report said she got the brunt of his ire after Dr. Mehmet Oz’s loss in his run for the US Senate. The New York Times reported that Donald Trump blamed Melania Trump for his endorsement of the TV doctor; during a rally this year, he mentioned his wife was a big Oz fan.

Showing up in a news story is not something the ultra-private Melania Trump enjoys, and Trump was soon apologizing on Truth Social to her for what he called “made up” stories about her involvement. The damage, however, say the two people, was done. Plus, everyone steers clear of the former president when he’s in a bad mood, including his wife. CNN has reached out to a spokesperson for the former president.

Still, it’s a wedding, and an entire family cannot completely avoid one another. Tiffany Trump has close relationships with all of her half-siblings, say those who know her. Though she was often referred to as Trump’s “forgotten daughter” during the White House years, when older sister Ivanka Trump was center stage, Tiffany – who graduated from Georgetown Law in 2020 – is tight with her older sister. Ivanka was on hand last weekend at Tiffany’s bridal shower, held at a friend’s home in Palm Beach, a celebration that included a tiered Tiffany-blue cake along with her mother, Marla Maples, and her stepmother, Melania Trump. CNN has reached out to a spokesperson for Tiffany Trump for comment on this story.

Ivanka and Tiffany Trump still have a strong relationship, but elsewhere the family dynamic has been shifting over the past two years. Ivanka’s interactions with her father have changed since both left the White House. Now living in Miami, Ivanka is not wistful for Washington – “far from it,” says one of several people who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity to preserve personal and professional relationships with the family. CNN reached out to a spokesperson for Ivanka Trump and did not receive a response.

Senior adviser to the president is not a role Ivanka Trump wishes to resurrect.

“(Ivanka) would never go back to that life,” says one of the people familiar with her thinking. “She knows it’s not something that would serve her or her family at this point.”

Another person says Ivanka has been “done” with Washington “since the day she left” and that “hasn’t changed.” A third person contends if Ivanka had any interest in taking part in politics again, people would have seen her on the campaign trail, pushing candidates for the midterms. Yet she made zero appearances or public endorsements, despite requests for participation by some of those in tight races, says a person with knowledge.

All of the people who spoke with CNN say Ivanka Trump’s life is centered around her three young children. Though she may not yet have had direct conversations with Donald Trump about her lack of interest in a second White House campaign, he is aware that any bid would not include the assistance of his daughter, says one of the people with knowledge of family discussions.

Trump would also lack the presence of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, once the gatekeeper for Trump in the White House and one of the most connected and influential voices of his administration.바카라사이트

“Jared does not intend to join the campaign and get back involved,” says a source familiar with Kushner’s plans. CNN reached out to a spokesperson for Jared Kushner and did not receive a response.

The person maintains Kushner has a good relationship with his father-in-law and that he “makes an effort to be with (Trump),” but said he would do little more than offer the occasional piece of advice should Trump run again.

“I’m sure (Jared will) be tested in numerous different ways, he’s his father-in-law, but that said, it would be a far cry from helping in the way he helped before,” said the person. Kushner, who now runs a private equity firm, has “moved on,” from the last several years in a way Trump has not.

Trump is presumably aware of the lack of interest his wife, Ivanka and Jared have in campaigning. Melania Trump did little in the way of stumping for her husband during his first run for the White House and held only three solo campaign events on his behalf before the 2020 election.

There is no indication Melania Trump would change her habits and take an active part in any upcoming campaign. “Never say never” was all she would say when asked during a May interview if she could live in the White House again. In Ohio last week, during a rally for JD Vance, where it was rumored Trump might announce his latest presidential run, there were only four chairs set up for Trump family. They were designated for Eric and Lara Trump and for Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Donald Trump Jr. is sending different signals to his friends. “Of course!” is the answer from a person familiar with Don Jr.’s thinking when asked if Trump’s son will campaign on his behalf, should he announce his candidacy next week. Don Jr. has none of his stepmother, sister and brother-in-law’s hesitancy about another Trump presidency.

“He’s going to be out there campaigning for his dad,” said the person. CNN reached out to a spokesperson for Donald Trump Jr. and did not receive a response.

Don Jr. is right now the closest family adviser Trump has. Unlike his presidential years, when Ivanka and Jared were the inner circle, Don Jr. has emerged as a key figure in the future of Trumpian politics. But that’s not to say Don Jr. wants to fill the shoes of Jared and Ivanka.

“He does not want the Jared behind-the-scenes role,” says the source, adding Don Jr. isn’t in to the micromanagement of Trump. “When (Don Jr.) has strong opinions about something involving his father, he does not have a problem saying them out loud,” says the person, giving as an example Don Jr.’s insistence Trump not announce his candidacy before the midterm elections. “He just didn’t think it made sense.”

Opinions and appearances will be Don Jr.’s sweet spot should his dad run again, but the eldest Trump son will draw the line at a defined job description.

“He’s not going to be the shadow campaign manager or anything,” says the source, who adds Don Jr. is also focused on his five children, his publishing company and “hunting.”

Eric Trump, and likely more so his wife, Lara Trump, a frequent guest on conservative news outlets, will fall more under the Don Jr. level of participation in a Trump second act, than that of Ivanka and Jared.

Most of the people who spoke to CNN say family division over the political plans of their patriarch is not a concern – Tiffany Trump won’t be switching up seating arrangements to keep the pro-campaign faction away from the anti-campaign. Mar-a-Lago, closed for the storm until Friday at 6 p.m., will be back in full swing in time for Tiffany’s marriage to Boulos, the son of a wealthy businessman who owns several companies in Nigeria.

The wedding will not be a place for squabbles and power plays. “It’s going to be a day that is all about Tiffany,” says a person familiar with the event, rumored to be a $1 million affair.

“They get along great,” says one of the people who spends time with the siblings, adding that politics and their dad are not always what they talk about when they get together. “Believe it or not, they’re a pretty normal family.”온라인카지노

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Apple Watch for kids: Family Setup, bands, plans, and specs

Apple Watch for kids is something parents are embracing more and more. The New York Times ran a story a few weeks ago about Apple Watch adoption among children as young as five. Parents are finding the Apple Watch more appropriate for kids wanting smartphones. The Apple Watch gives kids a way to stay in touch with parents, share location, and build responsibility without the full cost and risk of a smartphone.카지노사이트

Apple Watch for kids

The Apple Watch gives kids a way to stay in touch with parents, share location, and build responsibility without the full cost and risk of a smartphone.

With very limited access to the web and no social media apps, the watch can be a great starter device for kids if parents are looking for a manageable way to introduce technology early.

Family Setup for Apple Watch

Apple’s Family Setup feature allows parents to set up a cellular Apple Watch SE or Series 4 and higher from their iPhone. No iPhone required for the family member.

While the monthly connection fee is typically around $10 plus fees, T-Mobile has a kid-friendly plan with unlimited calling and 500MB/month that’s half the price with auto-pay. This is convenient if you’re already a T-Mobile subscriber and want to save on a watch plan for your child.

There’s even a special mode with Family Setup called Schooltime that restricts the Apple Watch during school hours. Parents can remotely manage this from their iPhone.

Watch bands that fit kids

I happen to have a five-year-old who owns my heart. While I don’t think he’s quite ready for an Apple Watch, I was curious about watch band compatibility with kid-sized wrists. He happily let me borrow his little wrist for testing.

Any bands I already had weren’t fitting for a small wrist. Trying an Apple Watch band specifically made for kids worked great, though. For under $15, this Nike Sport style band with a buckle was a perfect fit.바카라사이트

Best Apple Watch prices for kids

As a trial introduction to the semi-smartphone world for kids, new Apple Watches can be a bit pricey. A new 40mm Apple Watch SE 2 with cellular goes for $299. That’s why hand-me-down watches with cellular are great for Family Setup.

Another option is shopping for second-hand Apple Watches from places like eBay, Facebook Marketplace, and Amazon’s refurbished inventory. I’ve found a 40mm cellular SE for $120 locally, and Amazon’s Renewed Store has very similar offers.

Recommended model

Just be sure to look for GPS + Cellular if you want to use Family Setup. 40mm or 41mm sizes are also more kid-friendly than 44mm or 45mm.

Also avoid Apple Watch Series 3 if you want to set up a watch for a child without an iPhone. You can find models with cellular for cheap, but they don’t receive software updates anymore. More importantly, they don’t work with Family Setup and require the wearer to have an iPhone.

Have your own experience with setting up your kids with an Apple Watch? Share your tips and suggestions in the comments! And don’t forget 9to5Toys, your one-stop-shop for the best Apple deals everyday including Apple Watch.온라인카지노

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Britons released from Russia meet their families after months in captivity

The five Britons released from Russia overnight were back home having been reunited with their families after several months of captivity in which it was feared they would be executed having fought for Ukraine.카지노사이트

Aiden Aslin, 28, returned to his family home near Newark in Nottinghamshire and thanked Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, and “everybody else that was involved in our release” as he entered the house.

He said he had had “a traumatic experience” having been under threat of execution since a controversial trial in June, during which he was sentenced to death in breach of international humanitarian law, and that he would speak further about his experience in due course.

“When I’m ready to talk to the media, I’ll talk to the media,” he added.

Shaun Pinner, who was released alongside Aslin, was pictured with his family in a hotel room with his mother, Debbie Price, who thanked “all the amazing people” who had helped.

His family said later that he and his close relatives had endured a harrowing time, which “has now had such a happy resolution”. They said: “Shaun is in good spirits and still has his sense of humour intact. He is looking forward to steak and a glass of red wine tonight.”

A major diplomatic effort was behind the release of the five Britons, who together with two Americans, a Moroccan, a Croat and a Swedish national, were released by Russia to Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Saudi Arabia said its mediation effort had been led by its crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, who pulled out of attending the Queen’s funeral because of the ongoing controversy over his alleged role in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.

It is unclear if the activity represented an attempt to boost Bin Salman’s standing in the UK, but Riyadh was keen to show the former captives were safe in a video and pictures released as they got off the plane on Wednesday night.

Zelenskiy spoke to Bin Salman on Thursday and thanked him for facilitating “the release of foreign citizens”. The two men discussed energy supply and post-war recovery in the call, the he said.바카라사이트

Aslin, Pinner and the other three released Britons – John Harding, Andrew Hill and Dylan Healy – had been held by pro-Russia separatists in Donetsk, accused of being mercenaries fighting for Ukraine.

Another passenger on their flight from Riyadh said Hill had told him that the former Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich had helped secure their safety as part of a group involved in negotiating their release. “He didn’t know much more about it but he was very grateful,” the passenger told the Daily Mirror.

Aslin and Pinner, who had joined Ukraine’s army and were captured in Mariupol, were sentenced to death by the court, a ruling that broke the Geneva conventions, which require that prisoners of war not be treated as criminals simply for taking part in fighting.

It had been assumed that Russia or the pro-Russia separatists were trying to use the five men as diplomatic leverage. Their release was something of a surprise and came after internet rumours that Aslin and Pinner had been executed.

It was also part of a wider prisoner swap deal, in which Russia released five commanders from who had been involved in defending the Azov steelworks, in a mediation involving Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, for pro-Russia oligarch Viktor Medvedchuk and 200 other prisoners in exchange for 55 Russians.

Russia typically swaps prisoners on a one-to-one basis, and it had been feared the separatists would put the Azov steel plant defenders from Mariupol on trial. That it has backed away from keeping the prisoners suggests a rare concern for global public opinion on the part of Moscow.온라인카지노