Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner’s children removed from school after COVID-19 complaints
The school received complaints and requests from fellow parents
According to CNN, after three years, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner removed their three children from a Washington D.C. private school due to the school administrator’s concerns regarding the couple’s disregard for COVID-19 precautions.
The school has not been named out of safety and privacy concerns, but according to a source, both Trump and Kushner “repeatedly violated a number of the guidelines” that were outlined in the school’s parent handbook.
Earlier this month, at least five people including President Donald Trump’s chief of staff and campaign aide tested positive for COVID-19, CNN reported.
An unnamed parent pointed to the visibility of the couple’s behavior and the reports of positive COVID-19 cases among the Trump administration at the White House. “There was no secret about their behaviors, because everyone could see them,” the parent said.
CNN reports that a source said the school received complaints and requests for changed behavior such as wearing face masks, social distancing, and self-quarantining if exposed to someone with the virus.
The sources told CNN that the school decided to confront the couple privately, though a representative for the school declined to comment.
White House spokeswoman Carolina Hurley answered the outlet’s request for a comment by accusing the sources of “attacking” both Trump and Kushner. “Unnamed sources attacking a family’s decision about what is best for their kids in the middle of a pandemic is shameful,” Hurley said in a statement.
Yahoo! reports that a parent voiced their concerns after the September 26 ceremony in the White House Rose Garden celebrating Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“There was concern for the safety of children because it was very clear the Kushner parents were violating public health recommendations,” the parent told the school anonymously.
On Twitter, many weighed in including Dr. David A. Lustig who called the couple “irresponsible” for putting other children and families at risk.
Another user named Lisa Binder called their behavior “shameful” due to their refusal to follow the same CDC guidelines the administration put in place due to the pandemic.
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