Published: Mon, July 01, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Ivanka Trump mocked after viral video shows her interrupting G20 conversation

Ivanka Trump mocked after viral video shows her interrupting G20 conversation

IVANKA TRUMP has gone viral after trying - and failing - to converse with politicians at the G20 summit in Osaka.

Whilst they have all had their blunders, Canada's Justin Trudeau, France's Emmanuel Macron, and the U.K.'s Theresa May have been around the political block.

During a conversation about social justice, May can be heard saying: "As soon as you start talking about the economic aspect if it, a lot of people start listening who wouldn't otherwise listen". Twitterati couldn't get over the expression Lagarde had on her face when Ivanka speaks. Macron, May, Trudeau and Lagarde were standing in a circle discussing something, while Ivanka stood at the edge of the circle and continually tried to interject, missing the fact that not a single person there wanted her input.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has gotten into internet fisticuffs with Piers Morgan after the Good Morning Britain host suggested that Ocasio-Cortez, a former bartender, shouldn't criticize the job qualifications of Ivanka Trump. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn't hurt both.

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Government sources rejected Trump's argument, saying Indian tariffs were not that high compared to other developing countries. India's economy is highly reliant on crude imports.

Ivanka Trump's high profile was evident right away, when President Trump, "after posing for the official welcome picture with Japan's [Shinzo] Abe", summoned "over two other Americans to join them for a photo - not his secretary of state or national security adviser but Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner", noted The New York Times' Peter Baker.

Before her father took office in 2017, Ivanka Trump, 37, was an executive vice president with the Trump Organization.

In her tweet about the video, Ocasio-Cortez said: "It may be shocking to some, but being someone's daughter actually isn't a career qualification. It hurts our diplomatic standing when the president phones it in [and] the world moves on", she tweeted.

The president's eldest daughter played a very public role that blended family ties with diplomatic work that, a role usually performed by diplomats, says Washington Post. "Clearly marginalising Ivanka. Backs turned, no eye contact", one said. She's an Advisor to the President, yes, but she's best known as a businesswoman and reality TV personality, not as a world leader or an economist.

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