Sun Jul 9th, 2017 at 10:44:17 AM EST
President's daughter Ivanka 'fills in for him at G20 world leaders meeting' | The Independent |
Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka has apparently filled in for the US President at a round-table meeting with world leaders at the G20. Ms Trump accompanied Mr Trump to a session at the Hamburg summit and later sat in his seat next to Theresa May, Angela Merkel and other world leaders, according to a photograph.
The meeting, which took place on Saturday morning, was on the subject of Africa, health and migration.
Ms Trump, who works as an advisor to her father at the White House, was photographed sitting in his seat by a Russian G20 official who shared the picture on social media. The official claimed Mr Trump had left his daughter in his place while he attended bilateral meetings with other world leaders.
In Hamburg this morning the "first daughter" also launched a World Bank event promoting the organisation's Women's Entrepreneurship Facility Initiative.
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"If she weren't my daughter it would be so much easier for her.
That might be the only bad thing she has going, if you want to know the truth."
That candid aside came as Mr Trump spoke at the launch of the new women's entrepreneurship fund.
Mr Trump met Russian president Vladimir Putin for the first time at the summit, and held bilateral talks with Ms May on Saturday morning
At the #G20 launch of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative
○ Ivanka Trump under fire after taking seat among world leaders at G20 | The Guardian |
The G20 Meeting must have done some good ... just read who got very disturbed today:
Donald Trump 'behaving like a dictator by leaving underqualified socialite dsughter to fill in for him at G20'
Pulitzer-winning journalist Anne Applebaum, said: "Because an unelected, unqualified, unprepared New York socialite is the best person to represent American national interests."
Nicholas Kristoff, a columnist for The New York Times, said: "Ivanka fills in for her dad beside Xi Jinping. To me, it feels banana-republicky for the US to be represented by an inexperienced daughter."
○ Angela Merkel, Christine Lagarde, Ivanka Trump and Sylvie Matherat debate female leadership
○ France pays final respects to women's rights icon Simone Veil
[Read more about Anne Applebaum and husband Sikorski @BooMan]