President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump was jeered by members of the audience during a panel discussion of a high profile female business leaders meet in Berlin Tuesday.
Ivanka is in German capital this week on her first official international trip as the US presidential adviser.
Ivanka was responding to a question asked about her father’s advocacy for working women at the G20 Women’s Summit.
President Trump has been “a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive,” she said.
The audience expressed their displeasure by groaning and hissing and booing.
“You hear the reaction from the audience,” panel moderator Miriam Meckel pointed out.
The editor-in-chief of “Wirtschaftswoche” 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 empowerer for women.”
She was apparently referring to a 2005 video that surfaced during the presidential campaign in which Trump boasted about grabbing women’s genitals.
“I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media, that’s been perpetuated,” Ivanka replied, evoking laughter from some of the audience.
“I’m seeking the counsel … of informed and thoughtful women and men and I’m really striving to think about how best to empower women in the economy, both domestically and across the globe,” Ivanka told the summit.
The president has frequently faced criticism over his attitude towards women.
Ivanka, First Daughter and Assistant to the President, visited Berlin at the direct invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel to participate in the W20 Summit. Ivanka was joined at the panel conversation by other women leaders, including Merkel, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and IMF Director Christine Lagarde.
Women’s Economic Empowerment and Entrepreneurship was the main theme of the summit.
In addition, Ivanka visited Siemens Technik Akademie for an interactive tour and…