According to one German paper, reports by U.S. media outlets that Ivanka Trump was booed in Germany are incorrect.
A panel of women, including Ivanka Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, shared a stage in Berlin on Tuesday for the “Women20 Summit.” As moderator Miriam Meckel asked questions, Trump remained calm and composed, according to reports.
Meckel asked Trump about her role at the White House. Stating that she no longer represents her business, Trump replied, “I am rather unfamiliar with this role, as well, as it is quite new to me,” she said. “It has been a little under 100 days, but it [has] just been a remarkable … an incredible journey.”
According to Germany’s Bild:
Meckel went on to question Trump about her fathers’ “attitudes toward women,” and said it “might leave one questioning whether he is such an [sic] empowerer for women.”
“I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media and that’s been perpetuated,” Ivanka replied. “Thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades, when he was in the private sector, are testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women and their ability to do the job as well as any man.”
The first daughter noted that on a personal level, she can say that President Trump “encouraged me and enabled me to thrive.” She says she grew up empowered and supported. “There was no difference for me and my brothers.”
Bild reports, “Many people were surprised by Ivanka Trump’s performance in Berlin. Contrary to the stereotype, the daughter of the US President made a sophisticated and level-headed impression.” They report that “the glamorous White House ambassador” cleverly handled herself.
You can see the moment the crowd reacts here and judge for yourself.
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