It’s fairly common practice for government ministers to briefly sub in for world leaders at summits like G20. What’s less common — and more controversial — is for the unqualified children of world leaders to take their parents’ seats.
Anyway, guess what happened! Ivanka Trump, who, as you’ll recall, “tries to stay out of politics,” did exactly the opposite at a G20 session on Saturday.
Ivanka, who technically serves as an unpaid adviser to the president, didn’t speak during her stint in the room. Still, a lot of people weren’t particularly pleased by her presence. The move certainly raises a lot of questions, like 1) How is she qualified to confer with world leaders? and 2) Who thought this would be a good idea? Read more…