Christine Lagarde

Groans and hisses in Berlin as Ivanka Trump defends her father as champion of women, families

Groans and hisses in Berlin as Ivanka Trump defends her father as champion of women, families

Pushing back against jeers from a skeptical audience in Berlin after she called her father a “champion of families,” Ivanka Trump told German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others on a high-powered panel discussion she participated in Tuesday that President Trump firmly believes that women can do any job as well as men.

 

On her closely followed visit to Germany ostensibly to discuss women’s issues, the 35-year-old first daughter handled the heckles from a well-dressed crowd with aplomb, giving a sure-handed answer.

 

“I’ve certainly heard the criticism from the media, and that’s been perpetuated,” Trump said when asked somewhat provocatively by the...

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