Trump's Monday Twitter Storm Echoes Fox News, Defends Ivanka

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Trump tweeted Monday saying that even German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees that Ivanka's presence at the meeting was "very standard".

Thursday night, along with Jared Kushner, her husband and another Trump adviser, were with the president during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

"It's well known that she works in the White House and is responsible for several initiatives", she added, pointing out that other delegations do similar things.

President Trump's daughter #Ivanka Trump took part in the #G20 Summit, during which she sat among the world leaders.

"This is odd", tweeted Michael McFaul, the United States ambassador to Russian Federation under President Barack Obama who is a professor of political science at Stanford University. "Ivanka didn't take the floor during her brief "tenure", one source said.

But Ms. Trump's appearance riled the president's critics, who have questioned the role that Mr. Trump's family members play in the administration. Also, she was the owner of apparel and jewellery line before officially taking the job as assistant to President in the White House.

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LSE Fellow Brian Klass quoted the tweet, referencing an interview Ms Trump had with Fox News last month, in which she claimed "I try to stay out of politics". "Were you giving our country away?"

In fall 2016, Ivanka was also criticized when she was photographed sitting in on a meeting her father had at Trump Tower with the prime minister of Japan. "She got the best of both parents".

Ivanka Trump and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin accompanied Trump to the Saturday meeting.

The former first daughter was quick with a response. "I am so proud of my daughter Ivanka", he wrote.

At the summit, the Trump praised his daughter, saying being the president's daughter puts her in a hard position.

People reacted with a mixture of fury and bewilderment on social media when a photo of Ivanka sat between United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May and Chinese premier Xi Jinping circulated on Saturday.