German audience also appeared confused by prominent role president’s daughter is playing in the administration
Ivanka Trump received a chilly reception in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday after she claimed President Donald Trump was an advocate for women and families during a roundtable discussion on women’s rights, held as part of the G20 summit.
Ivanka Trump described Donald Trump as “a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive.” (The McGlynn: BULLSHIT!)
The crowd of mostly women hissed and booed in response to Ivanka Trump’s defense of her father.
“You hear the reaction from the audience,” the moderator of the discussion, WirtschaftsWoche editor-in-chief Miriam Meckel, said. “I need to address one more point—some attitudes toward women your father has displayed might leave one questioning whether he’s such an empower-er for women.”
“I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media, that’s been perpetuated,” Ivanka Trump responded, and the crowd laughed.
Earlier in the evening, the German crowd appeared mostly curious about Ivanka Trump’s White House role. Indeed, German media covered the nebulousness of her role as advisor to the president—and the conflicts of interest therein—extensively ahead of Ivanka Trump’s visit to Germany.
“Why is Ivanka here instead of Melania?” one headline read.
The moderator asked: “You’re the first daughter of the United States, and you’re also an assistant to the president. The German audience is not that familiar with the concept of a first daughter. I’d like to ask you, what is your role, and who are you representing, your father as president of the United States, the American people, or your business?”
Watch the exchange here: