e-mail 52 View comments Ivanka Trump turned heads on Saturday at the G20 summit by temporarily taking a seat at the big-kids´ table when her father, President Donald Trump, stepped out for a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. A White House official told DailyMail.com that the younger Trump´s fill-in role was nothing out of the ordinary. UK Prime Minister Theresa May was seen leaving the G20 meeting room at one point, a source with knowledge of the summit´s goings-on said, and her place was briefly taken by an aide. But when the 35-year-old former fashion executive sat at the table with Xi Jinping, Recep
I am not particularly a fan of Ivanka and Jared and have posted several times that their influence should be in private, not in any public or WH position. Nepotism - or even the appearance of it - has no place in American politics. That includes the Trump Administration.
That said: the critics will howl at anything - even this "nothingburger". What, pray tell, did Ivanka "negotiate" with President Xi?
I personally think he´s going too far with this. She is NOT qualified (in my opinion) to sit with world leaders in his place as leader of the free world!
She´s pretty, skinny, sweet, adorable, a good executive (in the fashion industry - hardly world affairs) and smart...maybe brilliant! But there are plenty of top notch aides, generals & others more qualified to sit with the "big" guys. Kind of insulting to them I would imagine.
The official said that when Ivanka stepped up, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim had begun to talk about ´areas such as African development – areas that will benefit from the facility just announced by the World Bank.´
That facility, a women´s entrepreneurship empowerment fund, was spearheaded by Ivanka and has grown to $300 million with the help of a $50 million U.S. donation.
She’d been in the room as a spectator.
Can anyone tell me how long the President was away, with her in his place? (crickets)
I misspoke. Ivanka was in the room as part of his delegation. From another article about this brief occurrence:
At a news conference later, Merkel - the host leader of the G-20 in Hamburg - said it’s up to the individual nations who represents them. "The delegations themselves decide, should the president not be present for a meeting, who will then take over and sit in the chair," Merkel said. "Ivanka Trump was part and parcel of the American delegation so that is something that other delegations also do. It’s very well known that she works at the White House and is also engaged in certain initiatives.”
Ivanka Trump Kushner understands her father better than anyone else he could ask to take his seat so she would be the most trustworthy individual to comprehend the goings-on and fully communicate them to her father. Nepotism be darned in some situations and this is one of them. President Trump is contending with serious leaks damaging his reputation, agenda, efforts, and national security; at the same time, he is being backstabbed by individuals in Congress and the mainstream media all hellbent in destroying him at any cost. He trusts Ivanka.
These so-called "world leaders" are all for the fraud and scam call the Paris Accord, for open borders, man made global warming or man made climate change. little to no military spending for self defense and all the other leftist/progressive drivel. I couldn´t care if President Trump sent his dog to sit in his place that´s how little respect I have for these "world leaders" who all fawned over obama! They can change it to the G19 leave us out for all I care!
These people yell "wolf" so often that they don´t deserve to have anyone pay attention to them -- and most often, they are proven to be wrong. I also seem to remember that Michelle Obama represented the US on several trips and she was not elected. So what the heck is the difference.
Excuse additional post, but this has to burn up those who have gone public with their critical remarks. Like that great patriot Charles Blow.
The BBC confirmed that Ivanka did, in fact, take her father´s seat briefly while he met with the Indonesian leader — and while it was noted that a high-ranking official would be a more traditional choice, it appeared that Ivanka simply sat and listened during her time at the main table. If the reactions of other world leaders attending G-20 are any indication, however, they appear to have already accepted Ivanka as one of their own.
Ivanka Trump Sat in for Her Presidential Dad at G-20 Meeting of World Leaders — Their Reaction Was Priceless
This may be a strategic move. Ivanka is much admired in China and seemed to charm the Chinese president and his wife during their visit to the US. Who really knows, POTUS is several chess moves ahead of the press
#15- Great photos, thanks for the link. Has anyone actually ever watched her interviewed? She is very charming and very sensible and down to earth. When PT was running I watched about 6 late night interviews with her that spanned over a decade and I was very impressed. I think most people have never bothered to even listen to her speak.
St. Hillary and the Blessed Bill took their kid on foreign meetings while they were playing Big Arkansas. She even got to be in on the Israeli peace talks. They were scheduled while she was on break from school.
How nice is it to have a President that has his own $ and doesn´t steal ours! Very.
So, what votes did she make? What comments did she make. What arguments did she make? Who was convinced to change their votes or to take new positions on any world affairs? So, all she did was sit there and observe? How awful.
What a total bunch of whiners the President´s critics are. Huge nothing-burger.
I know Ivanka is on the NYC liberal side, but I would say she knows more about economics and how the real world operates than the rest of the leaders there combined. Especially Germany and France.
If they want to get mad, how about aiming the fury at those who actually caused this. The GOPE leadership in congress. She wasn´t officially hired as staff until Lyin´ Ryan tried to put one over on Trump and publicly humiliate him.
Trump is entitled to have people he can trust around him. He has mentored his daughter her entire life. The apple didn´t fall far from the tree with her.
Only one person in the US delegation was elected, the President, all the others have been appointed by the President. Since the President can´t be in two places at the same time, he was attending a bilateral meeting, the President apparently designated Ivanka to substitute for him at the general G-20 meeting. Ivanka is a high level presidential aide appointed by President. Selecting Ivanka was the President´s call. End of story.
I think Trump is correct in saying it would be so much easier for Ivanka if she wasn´t his daughter. She was and is a savvy professional business woman articulate and financially secure. Everything she does or says now is criticized. They aren´t allowed to make business business deals. Trump gave up a lot to be our President and We should be grateful.
Having said that, paid maternity leave is not as important as giving the disabled and elderly a living wage on SS to make up for the years Obola saw to it we got nothing. Why are We giving $50 million dollars if it does not include women in the US?
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