Ivanka Trump is at the W20 Summit in Berlin, Germany this morning, representing the United States on women’s issues. Apparently, the Germans are not happy to see her, as they openly booed and hissed her comments about her father. Video of the incident is included below.
According to a report by Twitchy.com, Ivanka was speaking this morning at a panel entitled “Inspiring women: Scaling up women’s entrepreneurship.” The questions became pointed right off the bat. She was immediately asked if she was there to represent the American people, her father, or her personal business. She answered “certainly not the latter.”
After mentioning her father is a “tremendous champion of supporting families,” some in the crowd responded with boos and hisses.
According to the Associated Press, German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited Ivanka to the summit during her recent visit to the White House. Among the countries participating at the W20 Summit are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
The main goal of Women20 (W20) is to promote women’s economic empowerment as an integral part of the G20 process. In a broad dialogue using digital tools, expert meetings and roundtables as well as the W20 Summit, W20 joins the global experiences of women’s civil society organizations and women’s entrepreneur associations to implement strong recommendations within the G20 negotiations.
Diversity and full participation are essential for fostering the resilient, sustainable and viable growth of stable economies and societies, whereas homogeneous systems bear risks and uncertainties. Women’s economic empowerment is thus fundamental for a prosperous world and essential for economic growth, stable economies and social development.
Here is video of the exchange that led to the boos. The video is by Jenny Hill of the BBC.
Boos and hisses from female delegates as Ivanka mentions her father pic.twitter.com/EwmYZqTJmt
— jenny hill (@jennyhillBBC) April 25, 2017
Apparently, the Germans prefer their women be more like Angela Merkel than Ivanka Trump.