Ivanka Trump was not quite ready to go public with her investment fund--but the world found out about it anyway, thanks to Angela Merkel. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the first daughter is spearheading efforts to create an investment fund for female entrepreneurs. The news broke on a panel at the W20 Women's Summit in Berlin, where the German chancellor and U.S. presidential advisor were joined by IMF managing director Christine Lagarde and the Netherlands’ Queen Maxima. But acc...
The relationship between Dina Powell and Ivanka Trump began inauspiciously: with a cold call. Speaking at a Thursday evening dinner in Washington, D.C., Powell, who is now deputy national security adviser for strategy and senior counselor for economic initiatives, told the story of receiving an unexpected phone call soon after the 2016 presidential election. Powell, then head of Goldman Sachs’s Impact Investing team and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation, was in her office one day w...
The Handmaid’s Tale TV show is finally premiering this week, and no one is happier than the Internet’s radical feminists, who are convinced that the novel, which portrays a dystopian, Theocratic society where single women are forced to bear children for wealthy Patriarchal leaders and their barren wives, bears a “striking resemblance” to our lives in the Trump administration. Wednesday, they decided to kick off the Handmaid’s Tale premiere by bestowing a Margaret ...
Fox News’ Jesse Watters, a co-host of The Five, faced social media backlash Wednesday for remarks about Ivanka Trump’s appearance in Berlin that were interpreted as a crude innuendo. On his show Wednesday night, Watters told viewers he’s taking a two-day vacation, an abrupt announcement that came just three days into his show’s new 9 p.m. time slot. During The Five the previous night, Watters and his fellow hosts discussed Ivanka Trump’s recent trip to Germany, wher...
First Daughter Ivanka Trump and the World Bank are in preliminary discussions about a fund, or a “facility” that would aim to empower female entrepreneurs globally, the organization confirmed Wednesday. Germany, along with other countries in the G20, are also involved in the nascent discussions, an official from the World Bank said, but nothing has been specifically decided. Axios reported Wednesday that the First Daughter was starting a “massive fund” to benefit female e...
In a break with her father President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump said in a new interview that opening U.S. borders to Syrian refugees should be “part of the discussion.” “I think there is a global humanitarian crisis that’s happening, and we have to come together, and we have to solve it,” the First Daughter and Assistant to the President told NBC News in an interview that aired Wednesday. When asked if that included opening the United States to Syrian refugees, Ivan...
Fox News’ Jesse Watters, a co-host of The Five, is facing backlash on social media, after he made a comment about the way Ivanka Trump was speaking into a microphone, which was widely interpreted as sexual innuendo. During the show on Tuesday night, Watters and his fellow hosts were discussing Ivanka’s recent trip to Germany, where she took part in the W20 Summit. Shortly after showing a clip of her on stage at the summit, Watters said he “really liked how she was speaking into...
Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said women are looking to Ivanka Trump when it comes to progress on women’s issues from the White House. “She apparently has the portfolio for all women’s issues in the White House,” Richards said at the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday night. “That’s a huge responsibility, and women are waiting to see a sign from this White House that they’re on our side.” Nevertheless, Richards said: “I’m very ho...
A new report by a watchdog group found the Chinese knitting factory used by a company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump’s brand has poor conditions and pay, with workers putting in up to 60 hours a week for wages of about $62 weekly. The factory violated two dozen standards set by the U.N. International Labor Organization when it was inspected this fall by the Fair Labor Association, an industry watchdog, the Washington Post reports. The newly-released audit investigated an 80-worker ...
Ivanka Trump told CBS News’ Gayle King she doesn’t know what the word “complicit means,” when asked about critics’ evaluation of her role in the Trump administration. Now, she is saying she doesn’t like the word “accomplice.” "I don't like the intonation of that, which assumes -- I don’t like the word 'accomplice' because in this context, I don't know that that's productive," the First Daughter told NBC News’ Hallie Jackson in an interv...
Ivanka Trump’s clothing and accessories company says its enjoying record sales, but its licensing and distribution agency, G-III, appears to be re-labeling the First Daughter’s signature apparel so that it doesn’t cause a political controversy at Stein Mart and other discount clothing retailers. G-III switched the labels on some of Ivanka’s dresses to read “Adrienne Vittadini,” the name of another designer whose clothing they are licensed to manufacture and se...
Ivanka Trump had been speaking for less than five minutes on Tuesday before the jeers started coming from the audience. Given the topic and venue, they seemed almost inevitable. At the invitation of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the First Daughter of the United States had come to Berlin for a roundtable discussion on the empowerment of women, a subject that was sure to clash with the sexist and vulgar remarks her father has made about women in the past. Sure enough, when she referred to Pre...
On her first international trip since becoming an official representative of the United States, First Daughter Ivanka Trump appeared in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday to discuss women’s entrepreneurship. At one point, the wide-ranging discussion turned to policies that would bolster women’s economic power, and Trump expressed interest in the equal pay legislation recently passed by Germany. “I know that Chancellor Merkel, just this past March you pa...
Ivanka Trump was booed by the audience as she defended her father as a supporter of women, while answering questions in Germany about her dual role as a first daughter and presidential adviser. Trump spoke on the W20 summit‘s ” Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women’s Entrepreneurship” panel, moderated by German journalist Miriam Meckel, on Tuesday in her first international appearance since she officially joined the White House as a West Wing employee. “Germany is not...
Ivanka Trump fielded questions about her father’s administration and her role on it during a panel discussion Tuesday about female entrepreneurship in Berlin, Germany. Trump defended her father as an advocate for women and families at the Women’s 20 Summit, drawing boos from the audience. German journalist Miriam Meckel, who moderated the panel, quickly seized on the audience’s response, asking the First Daughter to expand on her father’s advocacy given his past record ...
Ivanka Trump was booed by the audience as she defended her father as a supporter of women, while answering questions in Germany about her dual role as a first daughter and presidential adviser. Trump spoke on the W20 summit‘s “Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women's Entrepreneurship” panel, moderated by German journalist Miriam Meckel, on Tuesday in her first international appearance since she officially joined the White House as a West Wing employee. “Germany is not familiar...
Ivanka Trump will speak on a women’s economic empowerment panel at the W20 Summit in Germany Tuesday. Last month, the president’s daughter said she was looking forward to working in Berlin to “promote the role of women in the economy and the future of our workforce globally #W20?.” According to the Associated Press, German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited her after her visit to the White House. The W20 Summit is a women-oriented effort that 20 countries participate in: Ar...
Ivanka Trump will participate in a panel of women leaders at the W20 Summit in Berlin early Tuesday morning. German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited Trump, who is an assistant to her father President Donald Trump, to speak at the annual event during her visit to the White House in March. The W20 Summit includes female delegates from all Group of 20 countries, and will focus on female empowerment in the global economy and entrepreneurship. Trump will participate on the panel titled “Inspi...
Items from Ivanka Trump’s clothing line were re-labeled as a different brand before being sold to a discount chain store. G-III apparel group, which licenses Ivanka Trump clothing, rebranded the clothing as part of the brand Adrienne Vittadini before selling the clothes to Stein Mart, a discount department store chain, without knowledge or consent from the Ivanka Trump clothing line. G-III has taken responsibility for the mislabeling, and has begun working to remove those clothes, the appa...
Actress Katherine Heigl and Ivanka Trump both have shoulder length blonde hair. But they are certainly not the spitting image of each other—Ivanka bears more resemblance to Scarlett Johansson, as pointed out by Stephen Miller in his Heat Street Trump Movie piece, (which subsequently became a reality on SNL) than she does to Knocked Up actress Heigl But in her new movie Unforgettable, Heigl plays a mentally unstable divorced woman out to torment her ex-husband’s new wife (played by Rosar...