On Tuesday, Ivanka Trump defended her father in front of an angry crowd in Berlin. She was speaking in front of a women’s panel, who booed her when she spoke about her father’s commitment to women’s issues.
She said that she’s proud that her father, United States President Donald Trump, supports women, and families, long before he ever came into office. This statement sparked the crowds negativity.
The rough crowd was immediately hostile as soon as she came on stage, asking her what is her role in the White House. They also questioned her loyalty, asking if she was working for her father, the American people or her business.
She handled herself with grace, as per usual.
She immediately acknowledged that she was new to her role as first daughter, and that it is still only less that 100 days within office. She said she’s listening and learning.
What more can we ask from our government? Obviously, this was not enough for the haters, who interrupted her with jeers and boos.
Meckel asked Trump to respond to those who question if the President is an “empowerer of women” given his past controversial statements. “I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media and that’s been perpetuated, but I know from personal experience, and I think the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades when he was in the private sector 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,” she said. “So I think in my personal experience — and you were asking me about my role as daughter — and as adviser, as a daughter, I can speak on a very personal level knowing that he encouraged me and enabled me to thrive,” Trump added.
Trump also embraced the title of feminist while criticizing the movement for not being inclusive enough. “I do label myself a feminist and I think about that in very broad terms,” she said. “I think of that as believing in the social, political and economic equality for all genders.” “But I do think that there is a feeling of exclusion for a lot of women, if they deviate in one small way and one small area, and I think one of the things that we have to do is we have to come together, we have to have discussions such as this one where we can respectfully disagree with one another,” she added.