News you need to knowIvanka Trump sat in for her father at a G20 closed-door meeting where world leaders talked about development in Africa.
Why this is not normalThe G20 is a meet-up of the 20 most powerful leaders in the world to discuss the financial stability around the globe.
President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, is a posh businesswoman born to power who helped create and run a fashion and jewelry line. Obviously, this absolutely qualifies her to hold a high-level, unpaid advisory position in the White House.
Because Ivanka holds this advisory position that she has done no governance or public service to qualified her, she can attend meetings as part of the American delegation. There is nothing illegal about Ivanka sitting in for her father. In fact, it is fairly standard for substitutes to watch meetings when a president or higher advisor have to leave.
What is not normal is that Ivanka’s only qualification for world governance is that she’s the president’s daughter.
What is not normal is that when Ivanka’s qualifications were called into question, President Trump didn’t emphasize her credentials (because she has none), he tweeted, “If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother, as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!”
Which – since no one in the Clinton family has ever used their power to leverage Chelsea Clinton into a political position, you have to wonder – why does Donald Trump have daughters-for-president on his mind?
Patty TempletonDGO Staff Writer