President Trump expecting ninth grandchild, from son Eric and his wife, Lara


Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly referred to Lara Trump as Jewish.

(JTA) — President Donald Trump has a new grandchild on the way.

Son Eric Trump and his wife, Lara Yunaska Trump, the former personal trainer and former CBS producer for “Inside Edition,” announced Monday on Twitter that they are expecting a baby in September.

The baby, who the couple announced is a boy, will be Trump’s ninth grandchild. His daughter Ivanka, who converted to Judaism when she married husband Jared Kushner in 2009, has three young children.

The president tweeted his good wishes to his son and daughter-in-law.

“Congratulations Eric & Lara. Very proud and happy for the two of you!” he wrote.

Ivanka Trump also tweeted her congratulations.

Lara Trump told People magazine that the couple made the announcement at the start of her second trimester because they were afraid the president would give them away.

“Eric’s dad was so excited that we were worried he’d blurt it out at a press conference,” she told the magazine.

Jared Kushner officiated at the couple’s wedding at the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, in November 2014.

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