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politics. in berlin, the singe of the spotlight. ivanka trump interrupted on the international stage by a handful of hecklers hissing. >> he's been a tremendous champion of supporting families. >> reporter: at a summit focused of empowering women. >> you hear the reaction from the audience. >> reporter: the focus, at first, on one man, president trump. his daughter asked to defend him and define her role. >> whom are you representing? your father as the president of the united states? the american people? or your business? >> well, certainly not the latter. >> reporter: trump, looking to focus instead on pays to empower female entrepreneurs. >> you were on the stage can chancellor merkel who invited you here. there's been talk she is using your relationship to establish a
back channel to the president. >> i don't think she's using the relationship. i think she sees me as a woman who is aligned with her on many issues. and i think she has a great relationship with my father. >> reporter: in germany, her father's far from popular. the president's controversial travel ban a stark contrast to germany opening its doors to syrian refugees. ivanka trump, now, going further than her father on whether the refugees should be let into the u.s. >> i think there is a global humanitarian crisis that's happening. and we have to come together and we have to solve it. and you know -- >> reporter: would that include opening the borders to syrian refugees to in the u.s.? >> that has to be part of the discussion. that's not enough in and of itself. >> reporter: trump, promoting policies like expanded child care and paid leave, calling for bipartisan backing. >> i'm hopeful that legislation is put together. and i'm a big advocate. >> reporter: her title, assistant to the president. her label? >> who is a feminist on the panel?