‘Shame’: Protesters Swarm Ivanka Trump Event Over Border Family Separation Controversy

Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump added her name to the long list of public figures who faced protesters since Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) called for her supporters to make members of President Donald Trump’s administration feel “unwelcome.”

Approximately 100 protesters gathered outside a Syracuse high school where Ivanka was speaking, according to Syracuse.com

Protesters jeered while Ivanka was inside the school with chants of “Shame” and “What about the children?”

Trump was at Central High School along with Rep. John Katko (R-N.Y.) to discuss technological innovation in education at the school’s Institute of Technology. 


Ivanka and Katko discussed the program’s ability to produce students who could build the skilled workforce America needs to maintain record-high job numbers.

Students described overcoming learning disabilities and earning college credit through the program.

“You inspire me,” she told them.

The protesters outside, however, were not inspired by Katko and Ivanka’s presence. 

Dana Balter, the Democrat running against Katko, joined the protest and spent time “working the crowd” as they chanted, “Shame on Katko.”

One protester held a sign that read “Katko is Kompletely Komplicit,” with KKK in bright red.  

Katko was not always a supporter of President Trump. Prior to the 2016 election, Katko called for President Trump to drop out of the race for making “vulgar comments about women.”

One of Many

Ivanka Trump joins a long list of public officials who have recently been targeted by protesters, including former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.

While some have joined Waters’ calls for public harassment of Trump’s officials, Democratic leadership has strongly condemned the harassment.


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