Ivanka Trump had a front-row seat next to 19 other world leaders at Saturday's G20 working session event in Hamburg, Germany. The president's daughter reportedly sat in for her father who reportedly left for bilateral meetings.
The now-viral photo of Ivanka sitting in between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping was first shared by Russia's G20 Sherpa, Svetlana Lukash, and quickly raised eyebrows from commentators who called out how "bizarre" it was for the president to miss such an important event. Read on to see some of the reactions to Ivanka's unconventional appearance ahead.
This is utterly bizarre, if true: Ivanka Trump sitting in on G20 working group in place of her dad. https://t.co/pM6IuAsGAI— Glen McGregor (@glen_mcgregor) July 8, 2017
Ivanka, June 26: "I try to stay out of politics."— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 8, 2017
July 8: Seated with global leaders as an equal at the G20 summit. https://t.co/PLMz5fRUD1