Despite serving in Republican presidential administrations, Powell aligned with the liberal and globalist wing of the Trump White House, and as an example of her political leanings, she spoke at a gala dinner at the Middle East Institute, which is financed by left-wing donor George Soros. Immediately prior to her speech, Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian extremist, spoke at the event and received a reward, harshly criticising Israel and the United States's strong relationship with it. She resigned from the Trump Administration in early 2018.
- Knein, Aaron (September 29, 2017). Dina Powell Spoke at Gala that Honored Palestinian Extremist, Conspiracy Theorist. Breitbart News. Retrieved September 29, 2017.