Ivanka Trump on Tuesday faced boos and hisses during a panel discussion at the W20 Summit in Berlin Tuesday morning after she defended her father's record of promoting women in his business before becoming president.
The president's daughter was speaking on a panel that included German Chancellor Angela Merkel when she remarked that President Trump is "a tremendous champion" for women and families. That remark drew boos and hisses from the crowd at the panel.
She later defended her father, citing media criticism but also clearly responding to people in the room.
"I've certainly heard criticism from the media … but I know from personal experience and I think the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades when he was in the private sector are a testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women to do the job as well as any men," she said.
Ivanka Trump is attending the W20 Summit at Merkel's invitation and is the main American representative at the event.