Ivanka Trump joined Justin Trudeau at the theater Wednesday to see a critically acclaimed Broadway musical about human kindness and welcoming foreigners in need. She attended “Come From Away,” at the invitation of the Canadian prime minister hours after a federal court blocked a revised travel and immigration ban her father, President Donald Trump, had introduced.
The story, written by Canadian couple Irene Sankoff and David Hein, centers around the town of Gander in Canada, which welcomed thousands of airline passengers whose planes were grounded during the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The small town of 10,000 individuals cared for stranded travelers for days.
The New York Times’ Michael Paulson reported that the attendance of the first daughter daughter was a surprise. She sat between Trudeau and Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Also in attendance was a delegation of 600 individuals the Canadian consulate general in New York had invited, the Times said.
Hours earlier, a federal judge in Hawaii blocked her father’s second attempt at an executive order that targets refugees and immigrants from six Muslim-majority nations.
Trudeau told reporters that Ivanka Trump was a fan of the show, which opened on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theater on Saturday.