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Ivanka gets booed after touting Trump’s ‘advocacy’ for families

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 25/04/2017 MEERA JAGANNATHAN

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Ivanka Trump’s trumpeting her dad’s “advocacy” for families at a women’s empowerment forum Tuesday got a chilly reception from a Berlin crowd.

Trump’s remarks at the G20 women’s summit in Germany alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF chief Christine Lagarde drew boos and groans from the audience — driving her to defend the formerly lewd-talking President’s record on women.

“Sadly the United States is one of the only countries in the world, the only developed country in the world, that doesn’t have a paid leave policy for the benefit of families ... I’m very, very proud of my father’s advocacy,” the First Daughter said.

“Long before he came to the presidency, during the campaign including in the primaries, he’s been a tremendous champion of supporting families and enabling them to thrive,” she added.

Ivanka Trump defends her father during the W20 conference in Germany on Tuesday. - Sean Gallup/Getty Images © Provided by New York Daily News Ivanka Trump defends her father during the W20 conference in Germany on Tuesday. - Sean Gallup/Getty Images Addressing audible groans from the crowd, the moderator asked Trump whether “some attitudes toward women your father has publicly displayed” in the past “might leave one questioning whether he's such an empower-er for women.”

“I certainly heard the criticism from the media,” Trump replied. “That’s been perpetuated.”

“But I know from personal experience, and I think the thousands of women who have worked with and for my father for decades ... are a testament to his belief and solid conviction in the potential of women.”

The 45th President has repeatedly been criticized for crude remarks about women both before and after his 2016 presidential run — most infamously in a 12-year-old “Access Hollywood” tape in which he bragged his celebrity gave him carte blanche to grope women.

Several women have also come forward accusing him of sexual assault, allegations the commander-in-chief denies.

Ivanka Trump’s Germany trip will also include visits to Siemens Technik Akademie and the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, followed by a gala dinner with Merkel.

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