Ivanka Trump mocked after viral video shows her interrupting G20 conversation

Ivanka Trump speaks with world leaders and stands next to IMF director Chrstine Lagarde

Ivanka Trump may be a presidential adviser to her dad Donald, but that didn't matter to world leaders as she tried to inject herself into a serious conversation at the G20 summit and got widely ignored.

Ivanka and Kushner were among the White House contingent that traveled to Japan for the summit where Trump met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping.

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said Ms Trump representing the USA at the G20 summit "hurt the country's diplomatic standing".

The video is released by French Presidential palace.

Ms Trump agrees with the British PM, saying: "And the same with the defence side I think, in terms of the whole sort of ..."

In footage posted on Instagram by the French presidential palace, President Donald Trump's daughter can be seen speaking to French President Emmanuel Macron, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British PM Theresa May and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde at the event in Osaka. In a new video, Macron begins to talk about social justice while May responds and then Ivanka jumps in to the discussion as Lagarde stands next to her but stares straight ahead, not even appearing to bother to listen to what the former clothing designer has to say.


As Ms Trump trails off, Ms Lagarde appears to send the President's daughter a message with her body language, turning her back to Ms Trump and staring intently at Mr Trudeau before her eyes drop to the ground.

"It may be shocking to some, but being someone's daughter actually isn't a career qualification", she tweeted. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn't hurt both.

On the one hand, who among us hasn't at some point felt the awkward terror of stepping into a conversation where you know, deep down, that you're not entirely welcome? "We'd probably have healthcare and living wages by now".

Earlier at the G20 summit, Ms Trump gave a speech showcasing support for helping women close the gap with men in finance and other forms of economic empowerment.

He became the first sitting USA president to walk into North Korea, meeting briefly with dictator Kim Jong-un.

The White House roles of Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner, have always been controversial.

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