Ivanka Trump Briefly Takes Her Father's Seat at the Table. Outrage Follows

Bill Rogers
July 10, 2017

O'Connell said the immediate backlash to Ivanka Trump sitting in her father's seat highlighted how "everything the Trumps do is going to be criticized". She also remarked that in such high-profile meetings, if a head of state of government is absent, it is not unusual to find a replacement for the candidate.

Both Ivanka and Kushner joined Trump in a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Kushner was also at a meeting between Trump and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.

Eyebrows were raised in diplomatic circles after a picture taken by a Russian official emerged showing the 35-year-old businesswoman and former model sat between China's President Xi Jinping and UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

A Russian official tweeted, then deleted, a photo of the first daughter sitting alongside the world leaders.

But Merkel told reporters that delegations decide for themselves who sits at the table when their president isn't there, and she said Ivanka Trump's actions were perfectly acceptable, given her role in the administration.

Also at the G20, Donald Trump and his daughter spoke at an event in which the president announced the USA would commit $50 million toward a fun to empower women. Many of her interests and focuses seem to differ with her father's belief, which some have pointed out that she is a check and balance for the President, or someone he will listen to on subjects he is opposed to.

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"I'm very proud of my daughter Ivanka, always have been from day one, I have to tell you that", Trump said. Ivanka serves as an unpaid adviser to her father in the White House.

Jonah Green of Reuters declared, "Today is the day that Ivanka Trump finally became president".

She's always been great.

Though Ivanka Trump will be an advocate for We-Fi moving forward, the White House has said she will play no operational, administrative or fund-raising role in the initiative.

The daughter of the US President doesn't understand the meaning of the idioms "diplomatic protocol", on Friday, she made the biggest her mistake since her father became the POTUS. Most of the people expressed their shock as to how Trump allowed his unelected daughter to represent the United States at such an important forum.

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