Is the US presidency a family business for Trumps? If the behavior of President Donald Trump’s family is any sign, this seems to be true.
While the daughter and son in law of the US President have been accompanying him to all his foreign tours in official capacities as his advisors, Ivanka Trump surprised almost everyone when she was photographed sitting on his father’s seat during the ongoing G20 Summit in Hamburg.
The issue has caused a major controversy across the US as the President’s daughter was seen sitting between two heads of states belonging to China and Great Britain and there was apparently no logic of Ivanka Trump occupying her father’s chair.
The picture of the First Daughter occupying her father’s seat at such a high profile event was apparently snapped by a Russian official snapped. It is needless to say that the image has gone viral since then, creating a major controversy across the US and beyond.
The 35-year old Ivanka is not just the First Daughter, but also a businesswoman, former fashion model who is currently an advisor to President Donald Trump. She has served as executive vice president of The Trump Organization besides serving as a boardroom advisor on her father’s TV show The Apprentice. Her husband Jared Kushner, a billionaire businessman was appointed as a Senior Advisor to the President of the United States earlier this year. She too was appointed as assistant to the president.
Reports suggest that the picture snapped and shared by the Russian official, Svetlana Lukash, was deleted by her on Twitter, but it was too late and was saved and ricocheted around the Internet.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) July 8, 2017
Ivanka Trump under fire after taking seat among world leaders at G20 https://t.co/tdAJDtvNVN
— The Guardian (@guardian) July 8, 2017
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 8, 2017
— Shareblue (@Shareblue) July 8, 2017
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 8, 2017
— Shea Wong (@MrsSheaWong) July 8, 2017
Ivanka Trump seen sitting in Donald Trump's chair at G20 meeting while the US president stepped away briefly https://t.co/rfJjcZYNL7
— India Today (@IndiaToday) July 8, 2017
Re-sticking a label on Ivanka Trump's chair @ Israel Presidents residence pic.twitter.com/mUJWwszOlL
— Zvika Klein (@ZvikaKlein) May 22, 2017
There is no denying that it is another issue that will continue to dodge Trump. The pic ignited criticism against Ivanka from some on the left, although Trump supporters argued it was a big ado about nothing, and Donald Trump himself later said that his daughter’s biggest problem is being related to him because of the constant criticism directed at her.
A report in the Bloomberg said that Ivanka sat between President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May. “A spokesman for Ivanka Trump said she had been sitting in the back of the room and then briefly joined the main table when the president stepped out. The president of the World Bank addressed the meeting, which was about African migration and health — areas that would benefit from a facility that Ivanka Trump and the World Bank had announced shortly before the meeting”, said Bloomberg report.