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Ivanka Trump Sits in President's Seat at G20 Leaders Table

Ivanka Trump Sits in President's Seat at G20 Leaders Table

Ivanka Trump‘s presence at the G20 Economic Summit is causing an uproar after she sat in for her father, President Donald Trump, at the leaders’ table.

The 35-year-old First Daughter, who serves as an unpaid adviser to her father, briefly sat in his chair while he took some one-on-one meetings during the summit on Saturday (July 8) in Hamburg, Germany.

Photos that surfaced on Twitter showed Ivanka sitting in between Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping at one point during the meeting.

While it seems odd for Ivanka to be at the leaders’ table, this practice is in line with what other nations do during the summit. Leaders are allowed to bring their staff into the room and other people took the place of other leaders when they left the room as well.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who hosted the summit, defended Ivanka‘s place at the table.

Ivanka Trump belonged to the American delegation, so that is in line with what other delegations do. And it is known that she works at the White House and carries responsibility for certain initiatives,” Merkel said (via Fortune).

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Photos: Getty
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  • Jen

    Don’t understand why Merkel defends her…/

  • forest4trees

    Hillbillies in the White House. If this had been Chelsea Clinton the ReTHUGlicans and the other right-wing ****balloons would be having insane breakdown all over cable news!!

  • No Comment

    What an annoying family. Last month she said she tries to stay out of politics and now she’s replacing her father in such an important meeting.

  • piste_five

    what happened to her ring?

  • Sara

    Absolutely. What’s the benefit of being white if you can’t do whatever you want.

  • forest4trees

    Being diplomatic I suppose. What should she say? Just because our Pres. S***balloon has his uneducated, unqualified kids on “staff” Ms. Merkel needs to remain above the fray.

  • I am Evelyn Salt

    Stupid woman doesn’t even belong in any official capacity.

  • Curt Noydb

    Better than the empty suit that sat there for 8 years.

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    She belongs in a dark and damp prison cell