Ivanka Trump arrived in Germany today, and the first item on the agenda was to sit on a women’s panel in Berlin. She was joined on the panel by Germany’s Prime Minister Angela Merkel, the International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland, among others.She was the only panelist who found herself booed – following a statement that was hardly controversial.
The boos came after describing her father as a “tremendous champion of supporting families,” and also when she talked about her father’s support of women.
It’s unclear why the former comment would draw jeers. Anyone who paid attention to the Trump campaign is aware that it was working class voters Trump most appealed to. In regards to the latter comment, probably 99 percent of the examples of Trump’s supposed misogyny involve him being as mean to some women as he is to some men.
The other women were fortunate enough not to receive any jeers or boos from the audience – even Ms. Lagarde, who was convicted of negligence after failing to contest the award of 400 million Euros to businessman Bernard Tapie, which was deemed a misuse of public funds.Nor were there any boos for Merkel when it came to the treatment of women, which is odd considering the surge in sexual violence against them following Germany’s “open-borders” policy on refugees and migrants.
Apparently Donald Trump saying mean things sometimes was more of a problem to this audience.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]