Women booed, hissed and groaned as Ivanka Trump defended her father’s record on women at her first international outing as his unpaid adviser:
“I’m very proud of my father’s advocacy.“
As you can see in the video below from the Washington Post, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who invited Trump to the W20 Summit, looks shocked when she turns to watch the crowd as they loudly responded to the First Daughter’s words.
Moderator Miriam Meckel, the editor in chief of Germany’s WirtschaftsWoche, who has been tough on Trump from the start said,
“You hear the reaction from the audience. I need to address one more point — some attitudes toward women your father has displayed might leave one questioning whether he’s such an empowerer for women.
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?”
Ouch. That put Trump on the spot.
“Certainly not the latter. I’m rather unfamiliar with this role as well… It has been a little under 100 days, and it has just been a remarkable and incredible journey.
I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media, that’s been perpetuated.”
That drew laughs from the audience.
Ivanka went on to cite her own personal experience and that of the “thousands” of women have worked with and for her father, saying they
“are a testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women and their ability to do the job as well as any man.
He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive. I grew up in a house where there was no barrier to what I could accomplish beyond my own perseverance and my own tenacity.
…there is no difference between me and my brothers. And I think as a business leader you saw that, and as a president you will absolutely see that.”
Her appearance Tuesday was one stop on a three-day trip where she will visit Berlin’s memorial to the 6 million Jews murdered by the Nazis during World War II. Trump converted to Judaism herself before her 2009 marriage to Jared Kushner. Let’s see if she’s booed there after her father’s Press Secretary denied Hitler gassed Jews –on Passover.
(via LGBTQ Nation)