Ivanka Trump daughter of President Donald Trump and wife of the president’s senior adviser, Jared Kushner – arrived in the United Arab Emirates Saturday ahead of the Global Women’s Forum in Dubai, the Associated Press reported.
And it was exactly what you’d expect. Lots of baby-voiced speaking in platitudes.
Trump arrived in the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, over the weekend and met with UAE Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who many believe is responsible for the country’s day-to-day operations.
In addition, Trump also met with numerous women entrepreneurs and government officials at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, where they spoke about women’s empowerment in the UAE. These officials included such notable figures as Reem al-Hashemi, minister of state for international cooperation; Noura al-Kaabi, minister of culture and knowledge development; and Sarah al-Amiri, minister of state for advanced sciences.
Currently in its second year, the annual Global Women’s Forum Dubai is a two-day summit taking place on February 16 and 17, with the conference’s theme this year being “the power of influence.” Trump gave the keynote speech Sunday, and former UK prime minister Theresa May is also slated to attend.
“I am delighted to be attending the Global Women’s Forum Dubai to advance women’s economic empowerment around the world and highlight the progress of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative,” Trump said.
“This initiative has impacted over 12 million women in its first year, well on its way towards our goal of economically empowering 50 million women by 2025.”
In addition to the Global Women’s Forum, Trump participated in the We-Fi MENA Regional Summit in Dubai, which is focused on spurring on women entrepreneurs throughout the Middle East and North Africa, as well as showcasing relevant research and institutions and providing several workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Regarding the progress made in the region, Trump took to Instagram, wiring “Substantial legal reforms have been made by government across the Middle East this past year to advance gender equality.
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But it seems not everyone was thrilled with Ivanka’s presence, because everyone is aware that she has no experience in women’s issues, and is simply gallivanting around the world on the taxpayers dime.
While attending a roundtable in Dubai, one participant made it quite obvious she wasn’t thrilled with Ivanka’s presence:
— Mystery Solvent (@MysterySolvent) February 16, 2020