When Ivanka Trump took her father’s seat while he was away from the table during meetings with foreign leaders at the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany last week, the world had a collective seizure of rage.
Even though Ivanka’s an adviser to the president (an unpaid one, to be fair), the media kept on insisting it was a major faux pas of cataclysmic proportions. You know, like the time Trump got two scoops of ice cream. Something on that level of catastrophic significance.
After returning to the United States, Trump took to his favorite medium — the 140-characters-or-less lyceum of Twitter — on Monday morning to take a stand for Ivanka and claim that if the first daughter in question had been Chelsea Clinton, the media would be applauding it.
“When I left Conference Room for short meetings with Japan and other countries, I asked Ivanka to hold seat. Very standard. Angela M agrees!” Trump’s first tweet regarding Ivanka read.
When I left Conference Room for short meetings with Japan and other countries, I asked Ivanka to hold seat. Very standard. Angela M agrees!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017
Trump was referring to a comment by the German Chancellor Angela Merkel which acknowledged Ivanka was part of the U.S. delegation and had every right to take the president’s place.
“The delegations themselves decide, should the president not be present for a meeting, who will then take over and sit in the chair,” Merkel said, according to Bloomberg. “Ivanka Trump was part and parcel of the American delegation so that is something that other delegations also do. It’s very well known that she works at the White House and is also engaged in certain initiatives.”
After re-establishing her credentials to be at the table, Trump then went after the treatment Ivanka was receiving from the left and the media…
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