Who knows what the Trump family thinks about the District of Columbia government. Better understood, perhaps, is the regard that the Republican presidential nominee and his family have for D.C.'s Democratic mayor, Muriel Bowser. That is, if regard is measured in terms of check-writing.
On April 10, 2014, 10 days after then-Ward 4 Council member Bowser defeated incumbent mayor Vincent Gray in a Democratic primary, Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, contributed the maximum $2,000 to the Muriel Bowser for Mayor Committee.
On Oct. 1, with a month left in the general election contest between Bowser and independent mayoral contender David Catania, one of Donald Trump's sons, Eric Trump, donated $2,000 to Bowser's election committee.
With the mayoral election won, attention turned to Bowser's transition and inauguration. Those activities attracted Donald Trump himself, who, on Dec. 1, contributed $5,000 to Bowser's D.C. Proud Inaugural Committee.