The outcry was sparked after a Russian official, Svetlana Lukash, posted an image of Ms Trump – later apparently deleted – sitting at a table of world leaders alongside British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“2nd day of #G20 Hamburg summit starts with Africa, Migration & Health. Ivanka accompanies Pres Trump,” wrote Ms Lukash. “And replaces Pres Trump at the #G20 table as he leaves for bilateral meetings.”
Ivanka was sitting in the back and then briefly joined the main table when the president had to step out,” a White House official said in response to the photo.
The White House said the topic under discussion related to Ivanka’s advocacy role on a women’s economic development initiative with the World Bank, according to reports.
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IAVANKA TRUMP seated next to Chinese President XiJinping
and British Prime Minister Theresa May at G20 Summit in Hamburg Germany July 8 , 2017
Eye-brows were raised in Germany and around the World when IVANKA TRUMP sat in for her father President Donald J. Trump at the G20 Summit in Hamburg.
A tweeted photo revealed the first daughter—a businesswoman who had no government experience before her father’s January inauguration—seated among Chinese president Xi Jinping, British prime minister Theresa May, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German chancellor Angela Merkel. The photo, posted by Russian G20 “sherpa” Svetlana Lukash, has since been deleted, but it caused quite a stir amongst critics of the Trump family. (Sherpas assist delegations navigating the large summit.)
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In any event we are EXTREME VETTING people coming into U.S. in order to help keep our country safe. The courts are slow and political!
Where Going to Get HARD on TERRORISTS
A car plowed into a crowd of pedestrians on the London Bridge on Saturday. The attackers then rushed to the nearby Borough Market, where they ditched their vehicle and began stabbing people in the area.
Police declared the incidents acts of terrorism and have arrested at least 12 people in connection with the attack.
Trump also used his Twitter account to throw cold water on the gun control debate that typically occurs after mass shootings in the U.S. He also took a shot at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who had urged residents and visitors to remain calm. Khan is London’s first Muslim mayor.
Earlier this week, the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to revive the controversial executive order that intended to temporarily bar citizens of six Muslim-majority countries from traveling to the U.S.
Lawyers at the Department of Justice on Thursday filed two emergency applications with the nation’s highest court, requesting to block two lower court rulings that halted the implementation of the president’s second attempt at the travel ban.
Trump’s executive order, a so-called “watered-down” version of his first attempt, seeks to ban citizens of Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. A previous version of the ban included Iraqis.
The DOJ said in a statement that Trump is not required to admit into the U.S. “people from “countries that sponsor or shelter terrorism” until they are properly vetted by his standards.
After the applications were filed in the Supreme Court on Thursday, the American Civil Liberties Union vowed to continue fighting the White House’s attempts to push the travel ban forward.