Just a quick note about something I thought was probably a fake or picture from another event. I did a quick search and there is a story on Bloomberg about it — quoting the same tweet that made me do a double take.
G-20 leaders are allowed to bring staff into the room for some of the meetings, and when other leaders stepped out during today’s session, their seats were briefly filled by others. Ivanka Trump serves as an unpaid adviser to her father, as an assistant to the president.
But her presence at the table is the sort of blurring of lines -- between family and official business -- that Donald Trump is often criticized for, and it would be unusual for world leaders to have family members take their place at their table.
Apparently when Donald Trump went out for one and one meetings, Ivanka took his place??? As the article states, it is customary for someone to sit in place, but why on earth is it his daughter? Unless he hopes to make this tweet a reality someday.
To the people were worried about family dynasties in politics — keep worrying. It seems that The Donald is looking to expand his family business. As the Grand Old Party operates on a similar mentality of keeping it all in the metaphorical family, I doubt this will raise their eyebrows let alone their voices in objection.
Keep resisting people!
Looks like the WaPo is on the case too. Apparently not the first meeting she has sat in on.