In her first international trip as an official White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump, was booed as she attempted to laud her father’s record on women’s rights in front of a mostly female audience.
“He has been a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive,” she said at the G20 women’s summit in Berlin on Tuesday, after stating she was “very proud of my father’s advocacy.”
Trump was part of a panel at the summit on women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship, which also included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and International Monetary Fund head Christine Lagarde.
When the audience booed, the panel’s moderator, German journalist Miriam Meckel, asked Trump to respond, noting that her father has a record of misogyny.
“You hear the reaction from the audience,” Meckel said. “So I need to address one more point. Some attitudes toward women your father has publicly displayed in former times might leave one, uh, questioning whether he’s such an ‘empowerer’ for women.”
Donald Trump has faced numerous allegations of sexual harassment and assault. A 2005 tape surfaced during his presidential campaign that captured him bragging about being able to grab women “by the pussy.”
But in defending him, Ivanka Trump relied on a familiar tactic: laying the blame on the media.