BERLIN – On Tuesday while in Berlin, Ivanka Trump, defend her father against accusations of misogyny he is subjected to because of controversial statements, saying he “attached great importance to the potential of women.”
“Of course, I heard media criticism (…),” Ivanka Trump told a roundtable on the place of women in the world, attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel, the organizer of the conference. The German G20 presidency, and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde.
“But I know from personal experience (…) that the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades … demonstrate his faith and strong belief in the potential of women and Their ability to do the job like any other man, “she said.
In addition to Merkel, Trump and Queen Maxima, the panel included International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde and Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, as well as Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, the president and chairwoman of German tool and electronics company Trumpf GmbH.
“The first daughter’s visit comes at a time when the Trump administration has not yet appointed a new ambassador to Germany,” NPR’s Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson reports from Berlin. “The American president spoke with Merkel by phone on the eve of his daughter’s visit, his fourth call since their March meeting.”
First Official Trip
Ivanka Trump had to answer unanswered questions from the moderator of the debate, editor-in-chief of the German economic magazine Wirtschaftswoche, Miriam Meckel, who told him that his father’s remarks during the US election campaign could ‘Questioning’ her true support for women.
“As a girl (by Donald Trump), I can speak on a personal level, knowing that he has encouraged me and allowed me to flourish,” added the old 35-year-old model, Close adviser to his father at the White House.
“I grew up in a house where there was no barrier to what I could accomplish through perseverance and tenacity … There was no difference between my brothers and I,” said The young woman, who made her first official trip since her appointment as a consultant to her father.
During the campaign, a 2005 video in which Donald Trump made extremely vulgar and degrading remarks about women shocked him in his camp.
The host, sitting next to Angela Merkel, also asked Ivanka Trump if she had come to Berlin to represent her father, the United States, or “her personal affairs”, the daughter of the head of state Its shares – between five and 25 million – in the Trump International Hotel.
The woman who occupies an unusual role as “First Girl” at the White House replied that she was “definitely not there” for her own interests.