Following her trip to Germany, Ivanka Trump sat down with NBC News' White House correspondent Hallie Jackson to discuss the attacks from the German media.
Jackson questioned Trump about the German crowd that booed and hissed at her during her panel speech at the Women’s 20 Summit in Berlin. During the days before and after the summit, newspapers hit the streets of Berlin with insulting headlines including phrases like "accomplice" and "first whisperer."
The German newspaper, the Berliner Zeitung, ran the article "First Flüsterin" translating to "First Whisperer."
"Ivanka Trump is the most favored child of the US President. She is his most important whisperer. Will she put her father on a moderate course, as many hope? Or will she be a loyal accomplice?" the article read.
This isn't the first time that Ivanka has had to face discrimination for her success and ability to maintain a professional relationship with her father. However, this is one of the first times that Ivanka has had to directly face criticism outside of the states. Like her dealings with the media in Washington, Ivanka managed to remain calm and stand by her father during the entire trip.
When asked about the headlines, Ivanka responded firmly saying, “I don’t like the word ‘accomplice’ because in this context, I don’t know that that’s productive.”
“One of the things that I value about my father, as first a businessman and now as the leader of our country, is that he curates ideas and he likes to hear from people with divergent viewpoints. And that’s not always true in politics. It’s actually seldom true,” she continued.
NBC also spoke with the First Daughter about the controversies surrounding rumors that she was the main voice behind Trump's decision to bomb the Assad regime's air base.
"I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that's happening and we have to come together and we have to solve it," said Ivanka.
Her words were striking for people who are looking to the United States to find an answer for the genocide happening in Syria. However, Donald Trump still remains true to his promise to prevent illegal and potentially dangerous refugees from entering America. His stance is not shared by Ivanka's host, German Chancellor Angela Merkel who has welcomed the idea of accepting refugees.
The Women's Summit handled over 400 press credentials all eager to get a chance to speak with America's most popular first daughter. Unfortunately, most of them held bad intentions and likely were the ones sending boos from the crowd. Still, Ivanka held her head high and was able to pivot away from the unnecessary attacks and come away from her trip looking like her respected and dignified self!
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