Ivanka Trump Sits In Donald Trump's Place At G20 Meeting, Twitter Reacts

Donald Trump confirms he will visit UK

Donald Trump confirms he will visit UK

Mr Trump returned a short while later to retake his seat between the British prime minister and the Chinese president.

FILE - In this November 11, 2016 file photo, Ivanka Trump, daughter of President-elect Donald Trump, arrives at Trump Tower in NY. However, knowledge of this did not stop some people from criticizing Ivanka.

A representative for Ivanka Trump told the Washington Post that she had "briefly joined the main table when the President had to step out" of the working session on "Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health". Her presence at the table was somewhat unusual, the Post noted, given that high-level government officials would usually replace the president and hobnob with world leaders.

Per The Telegraph, a head of state will often allow an appointed representative to take his or her place while he or she conducts meetings or other private conversations, but this marks the first known instance in which a daughter served as a proxy.

Relatives of the president are barred from holding a Cabinet position or federal agency job by a 1967 anti-nepotism law, but a federal judge ruled that the law doesn't apply to White House staff jobs.

Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have accompanied the president on every leg of his foreign trip, which started out in Poland.

United States bombers fly over South China Sea to assert right
Beijing's claims in the region have been contested by Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. The operation comes two months after North Korea launched a ballistic missile toward Japan.

G-20 Summit appears to be a family affair for US President Donald Trump because instead of him, it was his daughter Ivanka Trump who attended a key part of the summit. The leaders of the group of 20 meet July 7 and 8.

O'Connell said the immediate backlash to Ivanka Trump sitting in her father's seat highlighted how "everything the Trumps do is going to be criticized".

At the summit, the president lavished praise on Ivanka, with NBC News reporting that "if she weren't my daughter it would be so much easier for her".

Ivanka Trum led an event to launch a new World Bank fund to help drive women's entrepreneurship. And onlookers around the world have been astounded by the access she has had during exclusive meetings and events, like the G20 Summit, by standing in for President Trump.

Donald Trump briefly added to the G-20 meeting, remarking that he was "very proud" of the work done by his daughter from day one.

"It's unfortunately getting kind of ridiculous", Chandler said of the way the media covers the Trump administration.

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