Ivanka Trump thanks first responders, visits NASCAR tech in Mooresville

- Ivanka Trump's visit to Mooresville was brief, lasting only about two hours, but she made it count.

Her first stop was at the NASCAR Technical Institute to discuss workforce development. She toured the school with Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillion and team owner Richard Childress.

Trump was all smiles at NASCAR Tech as instructors showed her how racing engines are put together.

"I genuinely love being in North Carolina," said Ivanka Trump, to a crowd sitting in on a round table discussion at NASCAR Tech.

Following her NASCAR experience, Trump made a 20 minute stop at Mooresville Fire Station #5. 14 rescuers from that station recently returned from the North Carolina coast after assisting with Hurricane Florence recovery.
 
The team helped save more than 55 people who were stuck in flooded homes in the Brunswick County area.

Ivanka Trump shook the hands of each firefighter and toured the equipment they used during rescue operations. She talked at length with the chief about the departments efforts along the coast.
 
"Well Ivanka said thanks for our service and she was just asking questions about what did," said Chief Curt Deaton.
 
Ivanka Trump didn't take any questions from the media. Her team says she is expected to tour damage along the North Carolina coast.

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