The Trumps are touring Asia and the kick-off event was a speech in Tokyo by Ivanka Trump on sexual harassment and women’s empowerment. The Guardian claims that she is a “familiar face in Japan” thanks to her modelling work and fashion empire.
But yet, as the picture above shows, hardly anyone actually turned up.
The Guardian reports:
Officials reportedly said her speech was the most registered event of the three-day assembly, but that tight security had meant not everyone had been able to enter the hall before the doors were closed for the duration of the speeches by Abe and Trump.
However, the Guardian arrived at the hall 10 minutes before the event began and witnessed no long lines of people waiting to get in. Another attendee who entered as the doors were closing said just a handful of people were milling around outside.
The hall is half empty as Ivanka Trump gives a speech in Tokyo at the Japanese government’s “World Assembly for Women” (WAW!) pic.twitter.com/8OchiSzgHa— Anna Fifield (@annafifield) November 2, 2017