Overheard at Lunch: D.C. Gossip Girl

Ivanka and Jared Dine at Momofuku

First daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner — whose birthday was Jan. 10 — decided to dine out with two other couples at Momofuku CCDC on Jan. 6, the Washington Post reported. The White House advisors ended up having to switch seats with another couple in their party to avoid cellphone cameras. It was also reported that they were in earshot of fellow diners making cracks about President Donald Trump’s “stable genius” tweet. Awkward!

We Agree With President Trump

Well, this is a first for some of us: We are fully in agreement with President Trump. Aboard Air Force One, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-California) noticed the president eating Starbursts and picking out the cherry and strawberry flavors, the Washington Post reported. McCarthy later gave the president a jar full of just those flavors — which everyone knows are the best ones.

Obamas Try Out Gjerde’s New Joint

Wednesday, Jan. 17, was Michelle Obama’s 54th birthday. According to several sources, the former first lady was taken out to dinner by loving husband Barack at A Rake’s Progress, Spike Gjerde’s new restaurant in the Line Hotel in Adams Morgan. They also went to a play. The restaurant won’t officially open until Jan. 29. Michelle Instagramed a photo of the flowers she received from the former president and Barack replied with an equally heart-melting post.

And You Thought Skating Was Fun

Open for just two months, Bad Axe Throwing in Northeast D.C. has already hosted countless parties. The most popular type of party, according to Washingtonian magazine? Divorce parties. One woman tore her wedding dress apart with an axe and a man sliced and diced his ex-wife’s heels. If you want to throw solo, $20 gets you an hour’s worth. We hear (and are not surprised) that women have the edge as customers for the facility.

NBC briefly endorsed Oprah for president on Twitter.

NBC Tweets Then Deletes Oprah Endorsement

Oprah Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes on Jan. 8, upon receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award, sparked a call for her to run for president in 2020. NBC tweeted shortly after Winfrey’s powerful speech: “Nothing but respect for OUR future president.” But 14 hours later, the tweet had been deleted.

Conan O’Brien will host shows in Haiti.

Conan to Film in One of Those Countries

In response to President Trump’s allegedly calling the country a “s—thole,” TV host Conan O’Brien is planning to film shows in Haiti, the Hill reported. O’Brien said he doesn’t have any idea what the president has against the people of Haiti. He added that he thinks he’ll love Haiti and whenever the president hates something he tends to love it.



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