— Rudaw English (@RudawEnglish) July 8, 2017
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 US
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) July 8, 2017
This is my 5th or 6th #G20 I’ve covered: Seen ministers sub in for leaders; never seen a family member/advisor/non-cabinet sub in.
— David Akin (@davidakin) July 8, 2017
The Washington Post:
… The first daughter was spotted slipping into Trump’s seat at a working session on “Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health,” putting her shoulder to shoulder with British Prime Minister Theresa May. Russian President Vladimir Putin was sitting one seat down.
Trump’s presence at the high-level table was somewhat unusual, given that government ministers or senior officials are typically the ones called to stand in for heads of state at such sessions. But she is both the president’s daughter and an unpaid “assistant to the president” who focuses on issues of women’s empowerment and workplace development, and she maintains broad influence in the administration…
It isn’t the first time Ivanka Trump has participated in high-level meetings at the summit. On Thursday night, she and her husband, Jared Kushner, another Trump adviser, joined the president at a bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Kushner also participated in Trump’s bilateral meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday.
Asked about Ivanka Trump’s presence at the table on Saturday, Merkel did not weigh in on whether it was appropriate, but she said that the decisions about who sits at the table should be left to the American delegation…
and if I'm seeming particularly left it might be cuz an unelected heiress to a money laundering hotel chain represented a "democracy" today.
— zedediah springfield (@ZeddRebel) July 8, 2017
This a totally normal thing that regular countries do, like Saudi Arabia or Westeros https://t.co/rXwr4sGCQa
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) 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
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 8, 2017
Coda – Shut up, Donnie, we think even less of you than your daddy does:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 8, 2017