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Ivanka's life would be 'so much easier' if she weren't my daughter

Ivanka's life would be 'so much easier' if she weren't my daughter

A photo posted to Twitter showed her sitting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and UK Prime Minister Theresa May, one seat down from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The photo was tweeted by the Russian sherpa to the G-20, Svetlana Lukash, who wrote that Ivanka Trump "replaces Pres Trump at the #G20 table as he leaves for bilateral meetings".

It's not unusual for leaders to step away from meetings at the G20 summit, but the people who fill in for them tend to be actual government officials as opposed to family members and informal advisers.

President Trump's daughter, Ivanka Trump, sat in for the president among world leaders at a G20 session on Saturday.

We know by now that the first daughter is an influential person in her father's presidential administration.

The topic of the summit was one of Ivanka Trump's projects, the World Bank finance initiative for women entrepreneurs. The political commentator Ana Navarro tweeted in response: "Telling that pic of Ivanka at G-20 table was posted by Russian staff. Russians knew would: 1.be deemed controversial; 2. get us going in United States".

President Donald Trump is praising a new women's entrepreneurship fund spearheaded by his daughter and the World Bank that will help women access capital, financing and other support.

But Trump - breaking with normal practice by U.S. presidents and many other leaders at the end of a G20 meeting - left Hamburg without holding a news conference. "And it is known that she works at the White House and carries responsibility for certain responsibilities".

Someone attending the G20 said Trump, who's an unpaid White House adviser, was spotted subbing in for the commander in chief two other times, Bloomberg reported.

'I'm very proud of my daughter, Ivanka - always have been, from day one, ' the president said.

"It might be the only bad thing she has going", he added. Mr. Trump announced a $50 million USA commitment to the fund and praised his daughter's work on empowering women. Just a few weeks ago Ivanka professed to want to avoid getting involved in politics.

That Trump chose, instead, to seat his daughter, Ivanka, alongside the other 19 heads of state, was perhaps the most stunning illustration to date that he sees a complete lack of experience in affairs of state as no barrier at all to treating her as his de facto vice president. I have to tell you that.


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