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Democratic countries do not typically follow the practice of replacing state heads with unelected representatives and usual protocol would see the Vice-President or the Secretary of State take the place of the President.

Her husband, Jared Kushner, is a senior adviser to President Donald Trump.

He was speaking at the launch of a women's entrepreneurship fund that Ivanka helped put together.

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When Ivanka Trump tweeted a photo of herself arriving in Germany for the G-20 Summit, many people were confused.

In a move that has rankled numerous Trump administration's critics, the president's daughter sat between British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping during her father's temporary absence from a working session of world leaders titled "Partnership with Africa, Migration and Health". Her defenders said that Trump, who's navigating an uncharted territory for a first daughter, has been unfairly criticized and held to impossible standards.

Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, caused a stir on Saturday after she was photographed alongside world leaders during a discussion at the Group of 20 summit.

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He said: I'm very proud of my daughter, Ivanka; always have been, from day one - I had to tell you that, from day one. "And it is known that she works at the White House and carries responsibility for certain initiatives", Merkel said (via Fortune).

Although not elected, confirmed, sworn-in, or even holding an official position within the United States government, Ivanka represented the US at a G20 leaders session on African migration and health.

Someone attending the G20 said Trump, who's an unpaid White House adviser, was spotted subbing in for the commander in chief two other times, Bloomberg reported. In April, she travelled to Berlin to participate in the women's summit, where she appeared on a panel with Merkel and Christine Lagarde, director of the International Monetary Fund.

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Ambassador Nikki Haley said Trump had gone into the meeting "to basically look him in the eye, let him know that, yes, we know you did it and cut it out".


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