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

Democratic countries do not typically follow the practice of replacing state heads with unelected representatives and usual protocol would see the Vice-President or the Secretary of State take the place of the President.A photo circulated on Twitter Saturday showing Ivanka Trump sitting at the table next to British Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin in place of her father.Lukash has been live tweeting the G-20 Summit, with a number of tweets still up on her account centered on the participation of the first daughter.Regardless of how world leaders feel about Trump himself, Ivanka’s proximity does in fact garner her visible privilege.The president’s daughter, who also functions as one of his unofficial advisors, was apparently deputized to take Trump’s place after he departed the room for a brief period.”Ivanka was sitting in the back and then briefly joined the main table when the president had to step out, and the president of the World Bank started talking as the topic involved areas such as African development, areas that will benefit from the facility just announced by the World Bank”, the official said. Trump’s senior staff is dominated by men, despite the considerable influence of Ivanka Trump, who serves as a senior White House adviser.Instead, Merkel – obviously no fan of Trump – put a damper on the troll party by pointing out the obvious; if anyone in the administration was “qualified” to sit in on a meeting discussing the finance initiative for women entrepreneurs, it was the president’s daughter.The World Bank said the fund for women entrepreneurs had attracted $325 million from donors including Germany, the United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, and would be matched by hundreds of millions of dollars in additional private capital. “That might be the only bad thing she has going if you want to know the truth”, Trump added.Trump said the result will be the biggest initiative of its kind in history.In a rare, self-deprecating moment, the president said Saturday during remarks in Hamburg, Germany that he’s been proud of his eldest daughter from “day one”.”I wasn’t elected by the American people to be president”, she told “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King.