Prior to the launch of a new women’s economic empowerment event at the G20 summit in Germany on Saturday, President Donald Trump praised his eldest daughter and quipped that her life might be easier without the added pressure of being a Trump.
“I’m very proud of my daughter Ivanka, always have been from day one, I have to tell you that,” said Trump, joking, “If she weren’t my daughter, it would be so much easier for her. It might be the only bad thing she has going.”
However, being the President’s daughter also has benefits. For instance, her role as a senior White House adviser allows Ivanka to advance her goals of helping women succeed in business. The event on Saturday celebrated her efforts to create a new World Bank Facility for Women Entrepreneurship.
Backed by $50 million from the U.S., the bank is intended to provide more opportunities for women in businesses by removing financial barriers.
According to a senior World Bank official, Ivanka serves as a global champion for the bank and advocates for women’s empowerment, but she will not be involved in its fundraising.
On the downside of being a Trump, Ivanka is regularly criticized for her role in the White House and was recently called “complicit” when it comes to her father’s controversial policies.
“If being complicit is wanting to…be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit,” she stated during an April interview with CBS.
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