Parents pull kids from class in anger after Ivanka Trump's surprise school visit
Many parents who later got to know about Ivanka's visit and opposed the president's views were very upset that they were not informed
Some parents in Connecticut pulled their children out of class after the first daughter and adviser to the president Ivanka Trump made a surprise visit to a school in the state.
Reports state that Ivanka spoke to high school students at the Norwalk Early College Academy on Monday. She was addressing the students of a program at Norwalk High School which allows students to earn a high school diploma and associate's degree in software engineering.
New Jersey's News 12 reported saying that Ivanka's visit was kept quiet due to security concerns. The news outlet also reported that many parents who later got to know about her visit and opposed the president's views were very upset that they were not informed.
"This should have been brought to our attention, although I do understand security reasons," parent Karey Fitzgerald told News 12. "I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home."
Ivanka was reportedly joined by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on the visit. The duo had gone to the school to meet the students and talk about the importance of taking science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and computer science education.
"Some parents pulled their children from class on Monday, saying they were troubled they were not told in advance that President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior White House adviser was paying a visit," the Associated Press reported.
However, there were some parents who appeared more positive about and thanked Ivanka for the visit, saying that their kids would never forget about the experience.
“My son Nicolas Guzman is a NECA student and you talked to him today and he’s so excited about it,” Angela Yaneth Guzman wrote on Trump’s Facebook page. “It’s something he will never forget. Thank you, Ivanka.”
Reports state that Ivanka seemed unaware of the parents' complaints and continued with the visit.
Here's how the internet reacted to the incident:
Considering that @IvankaTrump profits from child slave labor and she her father, family, husband are some of the worst, most disgusting beings in human society, I would be offended too. https://t.co/1RUbyFrfdA— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) December 20, 2017
Ivanka Trump visited a school unannounced and parents pull their kids out of school. Shame on you parents. Haters raise haters You rotten ppl don’t deserve kids. Her visit was a positive thing. But your hate 4Trump is greater. then ur love 4ur kids. Glad you weren’t my parents.— Evie Fisher (@eviefisher10) December 20, 2017
Liberals are so easily triggered by a strong conservative female. All she has to do is show up and the snowflakes start melting!https://t.co/WzNE6IsdUU— Michael Day ⭐ (@kf9ug) December 19, 2017
#Connecticut @NorwalkCTDems— SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY (@TravelingUS) December 20, 2017
Parents upset over surprise Ivanka Trump high school visit YOU ARE NOT SOME ROLE-MODEL FOR CHILDREN @IvankaTrump YOU ARE FOREVER TIED TO YOUR FILTHY FATHER @realDonaldTrump! I DON'T BLAME THOSE PARENTS! https://t.co/95LPHmvBoH via @nypost
Anyone notice where children get their utter distaste for political parties? Always from parents and teachers, rather than allowing them to make up their own minds. https://t.co/b9dukwb6kK— Cie (@steingal2) December 20, 2017
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