Trump Stuns World Leaders By Letting Ivanka Sit In For Him During G20 Summit (VIDEO/IMAGE) | THE POLITICUS

Trump Stuns World Leaders By Letting Ivanka Sit In For Him During G20 Summit (VIDEO/IMAGE)

Donald Trump’s second trip overseas has been marked with catastrophe after catastrophe as he continues to offend world leaders with every passing day. But it’s his latest move, however, that there are absolutely no words for.

At the G20 Summit in Hamburg on Saturday, Trump shocked the entire world and its leaders by letting his daughter Ivanka (who is just as unqualified as her father) to sit in for him. You can only imagine the collective shock and “WTF” moment the other world leaders shared as Trump stepped out of the meeting, only to be replaced by his unelected daughter and one of his White House aides.

Once the photos of Ivanka sitting beside world leaders like Chinese President Xi Jinping, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit social media, America quickly reacted with absolute disgust.

You can watch CNN’s reaction below:

The White House confirmed that the first daughter had indeed taken Trump’s place, but made it seem like it was an absolutely normal thing to do. A Trump administration official said:

“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.”

Sensing that there would definitely be criticism for this, the official added:

“When other leaders stepped out, their seats were also briefly filled by others.”

Noting the obvious hypocrisy of the situation, CNN political commentator Brian Fallon – who was also a spokesman for Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign – pointed out:

 “I’m sure Republicans would have taken it in stride if Chelsea Clinton was deputized to perform head of state duties.”

Others also noted how weird it was. Michael McFaul, who was the United States ambassador to Russia under Obama, said: “This is strange. Very strange.”

Less than an hour after Ivanka stood in for him at the meeting, Trump was seen praising her:

“If she weren’t my daughter, it would be so much easier for her. Might be the only bad thing she has going, if you want to know the truth. I am very proud of my daughter Ivanka. Always have been, from day one, I have to tell you that, from day one, she has always been great.”

Trump has frequently mixed up his presidential duties with his family members, and it has regularly come back to bite him in the a**. Trump’s family members are just as incompetent and unqualified as he is, and his conflict of interests have caused massive distrust with the American people. We have zero confidence that Trump – or any of his family members – are qualified to lead this country and sit besides these world leaders.


Featured image via Win McNamee  / Getty Images

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