Donald Trump ‘behaving like a dictator by leaving underqualified socialite daughter to fill in for him at G20’
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.
IVANKA & DONALD TRUMP
at G20 SUMMIT
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.)
Hamburg , Germany
Hamburg , GERMANY