This is what happened when President Trump’s daughter took his G20 Summit seat

Donald Trump‘s daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump took her father’s seat at the G20 economic summit at least twice Saturday, and the internet is not having it.

According to Bloomberg, an official watching the session said Ivanka Trump took her father’s seatat the Hamburg summit on two occasions but didn’t speak. A spokesman for Ivanka Trump said she had been sitting in the back of the room and only “briefly” joined the main table when the president stepped out.

The meeting shesat in on was about African migration and health and featured the president of the World Bank. This isn’t typically seen as unusual behavior by G20 leadersthey’re allowed to bring staff into the room for meetings and have staff fill in for them when they step out for meetings.

However, theWashington Post reports that government ministers typically stand in the heads of state, making the optics of the president’s daughter’s presence quite peculiar.

Quickly, the internet took notice of Trump’s seat swap after Svetlana Lukash, the Russian G20 sherpa, tweeted out the photo seen above of Trump sitting betweenChinese President Xi Jinping and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

“And replaces Pres Trump at the #G20 table as he leaves for bilateral meetings,” Lukash had tweeted around 5:39am ET.

Lukash deleted the tweet less than four hours later. However, the damage had already been done, with the internet making succession and election jokes.

“Kid” jokes, most obviously.

And least surprisingly, “princess” puns.

Critics also took issue with Ivanka Trump’s perceived flip-flop after saying last month that she leaves politics to others.

This wasn’t Ivanka Trump’s first foray intohigh level meetings during the summit, thePost reported. On Thursday, Trump and her husband and fellow presidential adviser Jared Kushner joined the president at a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Then Saturday, Ivanka Trump and the president participated in a World Bank session on women’s entrepreneurship.

Making sure women have a seat at the table might be on brand for Ivanka Trump and her message of women’s empowerment. However, it appearsthe internet picks up an entirely different message when the seat belongs to her.

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