Lawrence Summers, a former World Bank official and economic adviser under former Democratic president Barack Obama, said was rare for government heads to leave during major summits.He said if they did so, that foreign ministers or other very senior government officials would usually step it.Mr Trump has said there was nothing wrong with his daughter briefly replaching him, and cited a comment by German Chancellor Angela Merkel who said it was not an issue because “it’s very well known that she works at the White House”. the decision by Mr Trump suggested to other world leaders a lack of seriousness and commitment.“[The countries] will not be looking to the US for leadership - they will be looking to Trudeau, Macron and Merkel,” he said.Here are 10 things that you need to know about him to balance out your knowledge of all those Trump siblings.
Chelsea Clinton has dismissed Donald Trump’s defence of his controversial decision to have his daughter sit in for him at G20 meeting by suggesting Hillary Clinton might have done the same.
Secretary of State Madeline Albright and former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry Mc Auliffe were in attendance, and Vera Wang designed Chelsea Clinton's dress.
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The President triggered fresh outcry after images emerged of Ivanka Trump sitting at a G20 meeting in Hamburg. https://t.co/4ODj WZUp0c — Chelsea Clinton (@Chelsea Clinton) July 10, 2017On Monday morning, Mr Trump 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! It would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me,” she wrote on Twitter. Hoping not.” The meeting that Mr Trump’s daughter briefly sat in for him, was a closed-door session on African development.
The photograph - tweeted and then deleted by Russian official Svetlana Lukash - showed Mr Trump’s eldest daughter seated beside British Prime Minister Theresa May and Chinese President Xi Jinping. It would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me. ” Ms Clinton, 37, who was a regular presence during her mother’s presidential campaign last year, quickly responded to Mr Trump’s comments. Her presence there sparked incredulity and anger, with many people commenting on social media that Mr Trump was behaving like a dictator.