At the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the first daughter participated in the W20 Summit alongside Merkel, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and five others for a panel on women’s entrepreneurship on Tuesday.
Ivanka was met with groans as she described her father President Trump as a ‘tremendous champion of families’.
Asked about President Donald Trump’s past attitudes toward women, Ivanka said: “I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media, and that’s been perpetuated.”
She added: “He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive. I grew up in a house where there were no barriers to what I could accomplish.” The audience interrupted Trump with hissing and boos during a discussion on paid leave when she began describing her father as an advocate for women.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2017