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Donald Trump's Kids Celebrate His First Thanksgiving As President—How Else?—on Twitter and Instagram

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White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump pets the National Thanksgiving turkey, Drumstick, as stepsister Tiffany Trump looks on during the 70th turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, November 21, 2017. reuters

Updated | The Trump kids marked their first Thanksgiving with their father as president in the family's time-honored, traditional way: Posting to Twitter and Instagram. 

In 280 characters (or less), the president's brood wished the nation a holiday as joyful as their own, taking to social media to share warm thoughts, photos—and even a swipe or two at the press that would make Dad proud. 

Donald Trump Jr., a power social media user, Instagrammed a photo of his five kids, "Kai, Donnie, Tristan, Spencer, and baby Chloe (as she refers to herself)" grinning from up in a tree. He wrote alongside it that "as Americans we truly have a lot to be thankful for and perhaps we should all sit back and recognize that a bit more often." 

 The president's namesake also recorded a short video offering wishes for an "incredible Thanksgiving" from the private-sector Trump Organization, which he retweeted from the business empire's feed. "Go out, enjoy, and eat as much turkey as I plan to," the junior Trump said. 

He also said he just couldn't help sharing a meme goofing on inevitable holiday-time political conflicts.

Don Jr.'s brother and partner in stewardship of the Trump businesses during the presidency, Eric, kept pace on social, bouncing from Thanksgiving cheer to Bronx cheers for the press.

He swung at one of his father's favorite media punching bags, CNN, for a story questioning the sale of Trump wines at National Park Service gift shops. "Thank you for reminding us why you have worse ratings than #NickAtNite," Eric tweeted at the network.

He separately tweeted grudging props to another network, NBC, for a piece about first responders, writing, "For an industry largely dominated by negativity, it nice to see the media do a story about a kind act!"

Ivanka Trump's Twitter feed was quiet much of the day as she prepared to take off on a post-Thanksgiving journey to India for an appearance at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

She did share a holiday-themed Instagram Story picture of herself posing with her husband, Jared Kushner, and their children. 

On Wednesday, she had tweeted a few all-smiles snaps featuring herself, her daughter and her stepsister, Tiffany, at the White House turkey-pardoning ceremony.

The adult Trump brothers also found time to throw each other (and the public, and the family business) some hearts on Twitter.

Meanwhile, Tiffany's Instagram feed suggested she was keeping her eyes on the prize as a student at Georgetown Law.

"Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise," she wrote, attributing the quote to Frank Ocean.

The youngest Trump child, Barron, is just 11 and has yet to break into social media stardom.

This article has been updated with additional detail about Ivanka Trump.

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