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Ivanka Trump visits Cortland County, Syracuse

Ivanka Trump speaks in Syracuse. (Photojournalist Quindell Williams)

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's daughter and White House Adviser, is visiting parts of Central New York Monday.

Ivanka Trump first stopped at the Suit-Kote Corporation facility in the Town of Preble in northern Cortland County before making her way to Syracuse's Pathways in Technology Early College High School.

President Donald Trump's eldest daughter told about 150 people at Suit-Kote's headquarters that it was "incredible" to see the effects of the tax cuts in a local community.

Suit-Kote CEO Frank Suits Jr. said the tax bill prompted the company to give its 800 employees a 5 percent raise.

Ivanka Trump was given a tour by Suits and Republican Rep. Claudia Tenney and climbed aboard a paver for a demonstration. About 30 people holding anti-Trump signs stood on the road outside the event.

Protesters lined a road leading to the facility during Ivanka Trump's visit.

In Syracuse, Rep. John Katko (R - NY 24) was among several who joined a roundtable discussion with the president's daughter.

This is the second visit from a White House official in over two weeks.

SEE ALSO | Vice President, Second Lady visit Central New York

Vice President Mike Pence visited Central New York on June 19 to attend a fundraising luncheon for Congressman Katko's re-election campaign. The vice president also stopped in Auburn to visit the Nucor Steel plant.

Rep. Katko faces a challenge from Democrat Dana Balter for New York's 24th Congressional District seat.

Rep. Tenney faces a challenge from Democrat Anthony Brindisi for her seat.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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