Despite all the policies and worldwide initiatives discussed at G20, such as the empowerment of women entrepreneurs and providing world aid, liberal critics reverted their focus to President Trump’s persistence on keeping the U.S. out of the Paris accord deal.
Actually, that even wasn’t the main focus of the left wing criticism. The overdriven, news pounding focus that landed on nearly every major news website’s top headline on Saturday was the moment Ivanka Trump, first daughter of the president, took a seat at the G20 table with various world leaders.
The criticism and rhetoric skyrocketed on bipartisan levels. Many stated she was unqualified, and unelected, to temporarily stand in for the president. Various pundits and commentators tossed in accusations of nepotism, familial privilege, and lack of respect.
It is important to note, however, that Ivanka does hold a title of being an assistant and senior adviser to the president. Some defenders of the photo capturing Ivanka sitting with the likes of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and British Prime Minister Theresa May claim it was justified for Ivanka to be filling in.
Many left leaning spokespersons retorted that if it were the other way around, such as Hillary Clinton having Chelsea step in to sit at the coveted roundtable, conservative media would be having a field day ripping the issue apart.
Was it justified? Was it ethically wrong? Is it even a big deal? It seems many are polarized if it was the right move for President Trump to choose his first daughter as the substitute.
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