Ivanka Trump tried to defend her father, but she had no luck in a room full of women.
Trump met with Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, Chrystia Freeland, Juliana Rotich, Nicola Leibinger-Kammüller, and Anne Finucane at Berlin, Germany's, G20 summit. The ladies focused on "empowering women" at the conference, but the president's presence loomed heavily, regardless. Trump was trying really hard to fill the void. "He encouraged me and enabled me to thrive. I grew up in a house where there were no barriers to what I could accomplish," she softly says. As she was giving her answer, other powerhouses onstage bristled at her response. Both Merkel and Lagarde looked like they were about to fall of the cliffs of their own pent-up anger and disdain. Even though the two women were classy throughout Trump's recital, their looks gave away their thoughts.
However, unlike the doyennes, the crowd had no problem wagging their tongues. According to BBC News, patrons even booed during Trump's painful dialogue. "An audible groan went up as she told the room her father was a 'tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive,'" the article states.
Even though people disagreed with Trump, she was still poised and proper in her response.
She hid her pain and swallowed her pride, and she acted like an adult. Her poise, precision, and stability is exactly what her father needs, not to mention the nation. Hopefully, she can have a heart-to-heart conversation with her dad so he can get a better grip on reality. While he may kick, scream, and cry, he has to man up for hundreds of millions of people now. He's no longer on the campaign trail, so he should stop acting like an indignant candidate and start acting like the president.
Americans need him as much as he needs his daughter.