Donald Trump’s son-in-law and daughter, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, have enrolled their three children in a new school after growing concerns that they were not following COVID-19 guidelines.
The Jewish Telegraphic Agency was the first to report that the children switched from Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation’s Capital, which they attended for the last three years, to Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy. The switch happened two weeks before the election.
Three parents of the children attending Milton told the outlet that the couple withdrew their children after parents complained they were not following the school’s coronavirus guidelines. JTA obtained a copy of the policies that the school implemented, which are based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, and asked families to “avoid hosting or attending large gatherings where proper social distancing measures are not feasible.”
Kushner and Trump have been photographed repeatedly attending large gatherings without masks or following social distancing guidelines. Both Kushner and Trump were photographed at superspreader events, like the presidential debate between her father and Joe Biden, or with people who had tested positive for the virus.
“There was no secret about their behaviors because everyone could see them,” a parent told CNN.
However, sources say that school administrators decided to confront Kushner and Trump about their repeated violations of the school’s guidelines, separate from parent complaints.
Sources close to the family deny that the coronavirus guidelines was the reason behind the kids switching schools. Instead, they are claiming it was related to Berman offering more in-person classes.
“Unnamed sources attacking a family’s decision about what is best for their kids in the middle of a pandemic is shameful,” said White House spokeswoman Carolina Hurley in a statement. “As is true for all families, schooling choices and education are deeply personal decisions, and they owe no one, especially idle gossips seeking press attention, an explanation.”