The world was aghast as a first daughter sat in for her father at the Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany.
Ivanka Trump took her father’s seat among world leaders, sitting directly between Chinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May.
Later Trump threw daughter his daughter a pity party after Twitter users hammered her for sitting in for him.
Unsurprisingly, Twitter was shocked:
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 8, 2017
Ivanka fills in for her dad beside Xi Jinping. To me, it feels banana-republicky for the US to be represented by an inexperienced daughter. https://t.co/lDDlyCeFp9
— Nicholas Kristof (@NickKristof) 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
Homer Simpson getting a sandwich while Bart briefly takes over post as nuclear safety inspector. pic.twitter.com/xvRJaiqvz6
— Robert Lepenies (@RobertLepenies) July 8, 2017
— cassandracarolina (@cassandra17lina) July 8, 2017
I understand Ivanka Trump is sitting at the #G20 leaders table this morning instead of US President Donald Trump.
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) 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
— President Bannon (@PRESlDENTBANNON) July 8, 2017
— Cas Mudde (@CasMudde) July 8, 2017
When did Ivanka become President. I missed that election and where is HE? Is HE not up to the task of being President? Too tired? Ill?
— TheViewFromHere (@evora1907) July 8, 2017
Thought experiment: Malia Obama attends G20 in place of President Obama. Discuss.
— lolita shatter (@shatterlo) July 8, 2017
So now the United States is Represented at the G20 by a shoe designer? Any comment from Fox News? pic.twitter.com/QV7GnF8pdd
— Mark Ebbers (@fishindesert) July 8, 2017