HARLEM — Ivanka Trump made a surprise visit to Success Academy Harlem 1 charter school Friday morning, meeting with its CEO Eva Moskowitz.
Trump was given a tour of the school around 9 a.m., a day after Moskowitz quashed suspicion that President-elect Donald Trump would tap her to head the Department of Education in his cabinet.
"If I left and went to D.C., who would keep their eyes on Mayor de Blasio?" said Moskowitz, who has famously sparred with the mayor over securing space for her network's rapidly-growing schools, at a press conference Thursday on the steps of City Hall.
"At this time, I will not be entertaining prospective opportunities," added Moskowitz, who confirmed that she met with the president-elect at Trump Tower on Wednesday.
Staffers at the Harlem school were shocked by the visit, the New York Daily News reported.
Representatives from the Alliance for Quality Education took the opportunity to blast the visit.
One of their members snapped a photo of Trump and Moskowitz leaving the school and apparently entering a black SUV.
“Eva Moskowitz claims to care about racial justice and at the same time [is] welcoming Trump and even inviting them to take a tour. This sends a terribly conflicting message to students and parents,” said Alliance for Quality Education advocacy director, Zakiyah Ansari.
A representative for Success Academy did not immediately respond to a request for comment.