Ivanka Trump sat in place of her father at a G-20 Summit meeting with world leaders on Saturday, and social media is unloading on her for it.
Donald Trump's daughter is being slammed for taking her dad's place in the meeting. Ivanka, who has a White House job as her one of her father's key advisors, was apparently told to take his place in the meeting while he briefly exited the room.
A Russian official tweeted (and then deleted) a photograph of Ivanka Trump sitting in between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The move was heavily criticized, as a BBC correspondent noted that when a President isn't available to take his seat in meeting for whatever reason, it is usually filled by a high-ranking member of his office.
Here's a sample of the reaction from enraged social media users:
Had Michelle Obama (more qualified than Ivanka) filled Barack's seat at the G-20, the media and the GOP would be calling for impeachment.— Terrell J. Starr (@Russian_Starr) July 8, 2017
Ivanka last week: "I try to stay out of politics."— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) July 8, 2017
Ivanka at the G20 summit today: pic.twitter.com/gts5Nj0eNJ
Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka filled in for him at G20 world leaders meeting...— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) July 8, 2017
What If Hillary Won and Chelsea did this?
This isn't the first time nor will it be the last that Ivanka is given access to Presidential duties; remember - this is a Neptocracy now.— Rogue WH Snr Advisor (@RogueSNRadvisor) July 8, 2017
This kind of thing happens all the time. In dictatorships. https://t.co/CKiLwhvjDz— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) July 8, 2017
Trump decided it was take your child to work day but he forgot to go himself. Ivanka Trump went to the G20 instead of her dad— Will Black (@WillBlackWriter) July 8, 2017
She is no more competent than her father. America should be ashamed we are sending incompetent nobodies to international summits.— Laurie Payne (@ljpne) July 8, 2017
This pic of Ivanka seated next to the Pres China and PM of UK is disturbing. What's also disturbing: we have the pic because of the Russians pic.twitter.com/XDvhXrQprr— Yashar Ali (@yashar) July 8, 2017
Ivanka Trump has NO PLACE at G20! ABSURD. An INSULT to the world leaders who belong there. Did other leaders bring their kids???— chris collins (@ccollins43) July 8, 2017
Ivanka Trump sitting at the G-20 table in place of her father should scare everyone. Last I checked she wasn't on the ballot in any state.— Jacob Gil (@jacob4kids) July 8, 2017
Live look at Ivanka preparing for G20 Summit... pic.twitter.com/DANYq4vsKj— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) July 8, 2017
Having Princess Ivanka represent US at G20 table a slap in face to other G20 leaders, other top admin officials, American people. Grotesque.— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) July 8, 2017
No one voted for Ivanka, nor was she confirmed by Congress, yet she was sitting in for trump in the G20 meeting. Shameful, embarrassing.— Political (@trump_scamalert) July 8, 2017
Big fan of seeing the words, "Trump's been replaced." Lesser fan of seeing the words, "Trump's been replaced by daughter/wife, Ivanka." #G20— Power VO (@PowerVoiceOver) July 8, 2017
Why the hell is Ivanka Trump sitting in for daddy at G20 meetings?! What are her qualifications? Who voted for her?— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) July 8, 2017
In what world does Ivanka Trump believe she has the experience and skills to attend G20 meetings with world leaders? Hubris beyond belief.— Danny Cohen (@DannyCohen) July 8, 2017
Ivanka Trump, unelected, unconfirmed, = no accountability to anyone but daddy. If that's not an indicator of a kleptocracy Iwhat is?— Legacy (@Center_Main) July 8, 2017