The Hill reports:
Ivanka Trump briefly took her father’s seat at a G20 Summit session on Saturday, sitting next to world leaders including British Prime Minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A photo posted to Twitter by a Russian G-20 representative shows Ivanka sitting at the table in place of President Trump.
Cabinet officials usually replace the president at those sessions when a stand-in is needed. But Ivanka Trump, an official adviser to the president, took his place instead.
“Ivanka was sitting in the back and then briefly joined the main table when the president had to step out,” the White House said in response to the photo.
— Svetlana Lukash (@LanaLukash) July 8, 2017
— 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