Ivanka Trump gives birth to a son

Marcy Oster

Ivanka Trump, shown with her son Joseph, left, and daughter Arabella. (Twitter)

Ivanka Trump, shown with her son Joseph, left, and daughter Arabella, announcing her pregnancy. (Twitter)

(JTA) — Ivanka Trump, daughter of the Republican presidential frontrunner, gave birth to a healthy baby boy.

Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, welcomed the baby, named Theodore James Kushner, on Sunday afternoon.

The new mother tweeted the baby’s arrival, including a photo and an official birth announcement, later on Sunday.

Donald Trump referred to the upcoming arrival of the new baby, his eighth grandchild, during his speech to the AIPAC policy conference last week.


“I love Israel. I’ve been with Israel so long in terms of — I’ve received some of my greatest honors from Israel. My father before me, incredible. My daughter, Ivanka, is about to have a beautiful, Jewish baby,” Trump said.

Ivanka Trump converted to Orthodox Judaism in 2009 in order to marry her husband, with whom she already has two children: Arabella, 4, and Joseph, 2.

“I have a lot of — I have tremendous love for Israel. I happen to have a son-in-law and a daughter that are Jewish, OK? And two grandchildren that are Jewish,” Donald Trump also said earlier this month during a debate broadcast on CNN.

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