Ivanka Trump’s first major outing in her official capacity as Special Assistant to the President of US was booed in the G20 Summit. Ivanka who was seen with top leaders like Angela Merkel,Chancellor of Germany and Christine Lagarde, Head of IMF(International Monetary Fund) was forced to defend her father’s attitude.
Trump was criticised for his attitude towards women especially after a recorded tape was released during the Presidential campaign. An audible groan went up during the Q&A session when Ivana interrupted saying that her father was a “tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive”.
Ivanka continued saying that she “heard the criticism from the media and that has been perpetuated” and went on to add that “He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive. I grew up in a house where there were no barriers to what I could accomplish,”.
German newspaper Berliner Zeitung said officials hoped “the president’s daughter will convey a positive image of Germany to her father as a result of her short visit”.
Mrs Merkel invited Ms Trump during her trip to Washington last month and accepting the invite, she has made it to the Berlin which is seen as a major move that may forge good relationship between the US and Germany.
Ms Trump has spoken repeatedly about the need to empower women professionally