Trump May Not Be Popular In Berlin, But Obama Is

On Tuesday, Ivanka Trump spoke on a panel at the W20 summit in Berlin. The panel included German Chancellor Angela Merkel, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, and the Netherland’s Queen Maxima. According to the Guardian, “eyebrows were raised” when it was first announced that Ivanka Trump would take part in the panel alongside these three powerful women.

Although Angela Merkel was encouraging to Ivanka Trump and visibly tried to make her feel welcome — she initially invited her to participate in the panel — the audience was in a different mood, at least when it came to what Ivanka had to say about her father.

The crowd booed and hissed at the president’s daughter when she claimed her father was a “tremendous champion of supporting families.”

Ivanka continued to defend President Trump’s attitudes towards women by stating that “the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father are testimony to his enormous belief in women’s potential and the ability to do the job as well as any men. As a daughter I know he encouraged me and enabled me to thrive.”