WASHINGTON, D.C. (WSFA) - President Donald Trump congratulated Gov. Kay Ivey in person Wednesday when she joined him and other government leaders at the White House for the signing of an executive order.
"I also want to thank members of Congress, local leaders and governors for joining us here today, including Gov. Ivey of Alabama, a new and great governor," said Trump, offering Ivey a hug. "She will be fantastic. I've been hearing about you for years in the most positive way so I'm not surprised you're governor of Alabama. Congratulations."
Ivey was on hand as Trump signed the executive order, which is called the "Education Federalism Executive Order." It aims to reduce the federal government's role in K-12 education.