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Gayle King Calls Ivanka Trump 'Mrs. Kushner' On Air

| by Michael Doherty

CBS anchor Gayle King accidentally called Ivanka Trump "Mrs. Kushner" in a White House interview on May 1.

President Donald Trump's daughter and adviser made a surprise appearance on "CBS This Morning," which also conducted interviews with Vice President Mike Pence, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, and showed part of an interview with the president that had been recorded earlier, Daily Mail reports.

Ivanka said she had "just wanted to come by with a cup of coffee to say hello," but said that "within seconds I was mic'ed. I was seated."

During the interview, Ivanka spoke about how she and husband, Jared Kushner, occasionally leave the White House late at night for discreet walks out of the public eye, CBS reports.

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"I don't see him as much, for sure," Ivanka said. "So we make the time we're together count. But late last night Jared and I went for a walk around the Mall. And it was so beautiful with the Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument. It was great. We had sneakers and baseball caps. And it was amazing."

She added that the couple is "trying to explore this new environment and new city, and really sort of interact with it and enjoy it."

"Mrs. [Laura] Bush used to do that -- she used to go out on the Washington Mall, [and] people didn't know," co-host Norah O'Donnell said of the former first lady. "So you can sneak away at some point?"

"Yeah, and I've been doing a lot of it," said the businesswoman, who called moving to Washington, D.C., an "adjustment for our family."

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"But it's actually a really lovely place to live," she added. "The museums are incredible. There's space, which is nice. I think in New York you lack that."

"There's really a lot to do," said Ivanka, who added that she has promised her daughter Arabella, 5, that the two would go visit Washington sights such as the Supreme Court and museums.

"I think there's a lot to do in New York as well," she said. "But I think when you've grown up in a place, you actually take it for granted a little bit more. So we've been having fun."

Kushner made a brief appearance during the show, walking into the room where the interview was taking place.

"Oh Jared, you can't just walk in and not say anything," King said. "Can we please get a microphone for Mr. Kushner?"

Kushner blew a kiss at Ivanka, but he declined to join the interview.

At the end of the interview, the president's daughter shook off the name mistake from King.

"Thank you, Mrs. Kushner," said King at the end of her segment, according to Western Journalism. Ivanka kept her maiden name when she married Kushner in 2009.

Sources: Daily Mail, CBS, Western Journalism / Photo credit: Michael Vadon/Flickr

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