Published On: Tue, Apr 25th, 2017

Crowd hisses, boos at Ivanka Trump at Berlin summit

Berlin: US President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka arrived in Berlin on Tuesday to attend an international summit to discuss women entrepreneurship, alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and was booed and hissed at by the crowd.

The event opened with Ivanka explaining her role in the White House

On her first international trip as an official representative of the US, the first daughter was put on the spot about her father’s attitude towards women, Politico reported.

She was booed and hissed at by the crowd, and grilled by the moderator about what, exactly, her role is in President Donald Trump’s administration.

Ivanka Trump was participating in a panel discussion on women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship at the W-20, a summit of G-20 countries aimed at promoting women’s workforce participation and equality.

She was one of eight participants, including Merkel, Queen Màxima of the Netherlands and International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde.

The event opened with Ivanka explaining her role in the White House.

“You are first daughter — German audience not familiar — what is your role — to whom are you represented? Your father, the American people, or your business,” asked Miriam Meckel, editor of German business magazine Wirtschaftswoche.

“Well, certainly not the latter, and I am rather unfamiliar with this role as well, as it is quite new to me,” replied Ivanka, a top adviser to her father.

“It has been a little under 100 days, but it is just been a remarkable, an incredible journey.”

“So it’s very early for me. I’m listening, I’m learning, I’m defining the ways in which I think I’ll be able to have impact,” she added.

The audience interrupted Ivanka with hissing and boos during a discussion on paid leave when she began describing her father as an advocate for women.

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