A group of parents pulled their kids from class after they learned that Ivanka Trump was making a surprise visit to their school.
On Monday, President Trump‘s eldest daughter, who also serves as one of his top advisors in the White House, stopped by the Norwalk Early College Academy to talk to a group of high school students. The Norwalk Early College Academy is a program of Norwalk High School where students can study software engineering and earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree. Trump was accompanied by IBM CEO Ginni Rometty.
“To see the passion and enthusiasm for bringing real life skills into a classroom environment but then coupling it with real life experience through internship creates this really beautiful virtuous angle,” Trump said.
But as News 12 New Jersey reports, not everyone was thrilled about the visit.
Due to safety concerns, Trump’s visit to the Norwalk Early College Academy wasn’t publicized, which caught many parents off-guard, especially those who oppose the president. Some were so upset, they pulled their children from class in outrage.
“This should have been brought to our attention, although I do understand security reasons,” one of the angry parents told News 12 New Jersey. “I think we should have had the choice to send our child to school or keep them home.”
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