By COLlive reporter
Entrepreneur Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, was seen visiting the Rebbe’s holy gravesite in Queens, NY, 3 nights before the general election.
A modestly dressed Trump was seen coming to the Ohel at the Old Montefiore Cemetery alongside her husband Jared Kushner, owner of the New York Observer and a key advisor to the campaign.
The latest LA Times/USC Tracking poll shows Donald Trump with a 5 point lead over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in what has been a contentious and unlikely race to be the 45th President of the United States.
“The visit was meant to be private,” a person connected to the visit which took place hours after Shabbos has ended told COLlive.com. The media was not invited to the visit.
A video shared on social media taken by a bystander shows Kushner and Trump walking through the visitors center of Ohel Chabad Lubavitch on their way to the Rebbe’s Ohel in the cemetery itself.
Accompanying them was Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, Executive Director of Chabad of Livingston in New Jersey who has close ties with the Kushner family. Also seen is Rabbi Motti Seligson, Director of Media Relations at Chabad.org.
An eclectic group of people can be regularly seen at the Ohel, which the New York Times once mentioned as a must-see site to visit. It is a place where thousands come and continue to receive inspiration and blessing from the Rebbe.
Among the recent publicized visits to the Ohel were of the African American U.S. Senator Cory Booker and Victor Espinoza, jockey of the American Pharoah Thoroughbred racehorse which went on to win the first Triple Crown-winning horse in 37 years.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.