Donald Trump defends daughter Ivanka for taking his place at G20 meet

Trump says Ivanka's life would be 'so much easier' if he wasn't her dad, pledges $50M to her World Bank initiative

Donald Trump: Ivanka's Life Would Be Easier if She Wasn't My Daughter

She quickly set Trump straight about appropriate political conduct for White House family members, which of course is that the commander in chief's kids have no business presiding in the president's stead.

The same day, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended Ivanka Trump, saying that she had the right to take her father's seat as a member of the U.S. delegation.

In a couple of tweets Monday morning, Trump explained that he had Ivanka Trump, an unpaid adviser, sit in for him while he held "short meetings" with several countries.

Seated at other seats nearby Ivanka Trump were German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkey's Recip Tayyip Erdogan.

Trump, who has previously condemned public attacks on his own daughter, went on to single-out Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea, saying that the media and public would have vouched for her if she'd done the same.

President Donald Trump said Saturday that it might be easier for daughter Ivanka if her last name wasn't Trump.

A photo on Twitter shows Ivanka Trump sitting at her father's place, between Chinese Premier Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Were you giving our country away? "When other leaders stepped out, their seats were also briefly filled by others".

When Clinton says that neither of her parents would think to even ask her to take their place on the world stage, she's right.

Ivanka Trump was spotted sitting in her father's seat at a session titled "Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health".

While Trump has defended Ivanka's role during the summit, the first daughter's participation during the meeting reportedly irked US allies.

The President's visit to the G20 was dominated by his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who Trump has been far more complimentary about than all of his recent predecessors.

The former first daughter responded in minutes, tweeting: "Good morning Mr. President".

I think it's more what you'd expect from a dictator really, using a family member to represent himself at an worldwide summit, than you'd expect from a democratically elected American president. "Might be the only bad thing she has going, if you want to know the truth".

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