As you would expect, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump send their three children to one of the most exclusive private schools in the country, Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School in Washington, D.C., where tuition runs $28,400 a year. But they recently had to withdraw the kids and place them in a new private school in Maryland. Why the move, which took place on October 19, according to the Daily Mail? Well, it seems that the two senior White House advisers didn’t follow the protocol for COVID-19 and the parents of other students at Milton Gottesman didn’t feel safe with the Kushner kids being in such close proximity to their own:
“Other parents had expressed worries at seeing the couple attending events in support of the president and in close contact with people who had been at functions where COVID-19 was spread.
“The school is said to have failed to reach a compromise with the couple on the issue and the children were withdrawn. A spokesman for Milton confirmed: ‘They withdrew from the school.'”
The White House confirmed that the Kushner children are indeed now enrolled at Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, but spokesperson Carolina Hurley also suggested the entire matter was the fault of the parents who were concerned about the health and welfare of their kids:
“Unnamed sources attacking a family’s decision about what is best for their kids in the middle of a pandemic is shameful.
“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.”
But the real blame, it’s clear, lies with Jared and Ivanka, with an unnamed mother telling the Daily Mail:
“There was concern for the safety of children because it was very clear the Kushner parents were violating public health recommendations.
“At the same time of rising cases in the states and children going back to school, we were seeing the Kushners violating quarantine requirements.”
Indeed, both Jared and Ivanka came into close contact with guests who attended the White House ceremony where Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the Supreme Court. Several people who were present that that event later tested positive for coronavirus.
Much like Donald Trump himself, Jared and Ivanka think the rules don’t apply to them. But they don’t have a right to endanger the lives of other children by refusing to obey the rules for dealing with a deadly pandemic. And that alone is reason to celebrate when every single Trump is finally out of the White House.