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Monday, July 10, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump defended his daughter, White House adviser Ivanka Trump, on Monday after she raised some eyebrows over the weekend by taking his place at a table with world leaders at a G20 meeting. She briefly sat in her father's chair at the global gathering in Hamburg during a closed-door session on African development as the World Bank president spoke. ... "There is no precedent for a head of government's adult child taking a seat,"[former White House advisor Lawrence Summers] wrote in the Washington Post on Sunday. "There is no precedent for good reason. It was insulting to the others present and sent a signal of disempowerment regarding senior government officials."

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"There is no precedent for a head of government's adult child taking a seat,"

I guess there is now.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2017-07-10 11:15 AM | Reply

If this stuff is really that easy, I'd like to take my turn. I'm at least as qualified as Ivanka. Frankly, I'm as least as qualified as Donald.

#2 | Posted by Zed at 2017-07-10 11:16 AM | Reply

In Trump's defense it was Take Your Daughter to the G-20 Summit Day.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2017-07-10 11:20 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

In Trump's defense, she really is a lot hotter than he is. If the US is not gonna really contribute anything to the meeting, might as well have the hot blonde at the table to stare at instead of the orange haired baboon. It's like when we have a jury, we always try to have at least one attractive woman on the panel to keep us focused.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-07-10 11:23 AM | Reply

Frankly, an empty chair would have been more qualified than the last president. So yes, we should all get a turn in the big chair.

#5 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-07-10 11:34 AM | Reply

"Frankly, an empty chair would have been more qualified than the last president."

Clint Eastwood fell flat on his face with that joke, you fall flatter repeating it.

#6 | Posted by danni at 2017-07-10 11:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If this stuff is really that easy, I'd like to take my turn. I'm at least as qualified as Ivanka. Frankly, I'm as least as qualified as Donald.
#2 | POSTED BY ZED

assuming your request is fulfilled...i'd like to call dibs on the next position open when your term expires.

#7 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-07-10 11:53 AM | Reply

Crosscheck and checkmate.

#8 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-07-10 11:55 AM | Reply

Frankly, an empty chair would have been more qualified than the last president. So yes, we should all get a turn in the big chair.

#5 | Posted by visitor_

So if a constitutional lawyer is unqualified, what does that make a reality tv star?

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-07-10 12:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

What's with the anime princess costume?

s2.reutersmedia.net

#10 | Posted by qcp at 2017-07-10 12:06 PM | Reply

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So if a constitutional lawyer is unqualified, what does that make a reality tv star?

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-07-10 12:05 PM | Rep

After graduating from Choate,[11] she attended Georgetown University for two years, then transferred to the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2004.[12][13]

what's 44's academic ranking ?

#11 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 12:09 PM | Reply

"from which she graduated cum laude"

"what's 44's academic ranking ?"

Magna cum laude.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-07-10 12:12 PM | Reply

The deplorables consider the G20 meeting a success because the cameras didn't catch the ------------------- sniffing the chair after his grifter daughter vacated it.

#13 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2017-07-10 12:16 PM | Reply

Magna cum laude.

#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-07-10 12:12 PM |

good...so an honors degree does mean something..

thanks for your support.

#14 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 12:16 PM | Reply

"good...so an honors degree does mean something.."

How about if you give it the same respect you gave Obama's?

You know...none.

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-07-10 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

not to take away from the topic....but my only other question for you would be why does this continue to

come up ?

"Harvard Law doesn't release that information."

#16 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 12:21 PM | Reply

How about if you give it the same respect you gave Obama's?

You know...none.

#15 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-07-10 12:19 PM | Reply | Flag:

in the midst of this hate mongering festival you talk about respect? ....how ridiculous.

about as much as dems gave "W".....

#17 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 12:22 PM | Reply

"After graduating from Choate,[11] she attended Georgetown University for two years, then transferred to the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania, from which she graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in economics in 2004.[12][13]"

All that education and her job pays zero dollars a year.

But the best part is afkabl2 doesn't think there's anything fishy about that.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-07-10 12:48 PM | Reply

Why did she fill in? Did he forget where he was going again, waiting for the golf cart or golfing?

#19 | Posted by 726 at 2017-07-10 12:54 PM | Reply

So if a constitutional lawyer is unqualified, what does that make a reality tv star?

#9 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY AT 2017-07-10 12:05 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

What about the handbag designer daughter of the reality tv star?

#20 | Posted by 726 at 2017-07-10 12:55 PM | Reply

Not receiving a salary was to protect her from the media and she's like others working there who don't

need the coin.

TIME TO PLAY THE GAME OF......"if X were there, y would be pissed."

if she did take a salary you'd be screaming about it..

"and the music goes round and round"

#21 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 12:57 PM | Reply

Magna cum laude.
#12 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-07-10 12:12 PM |
good...so an honors degree does mean something..
thanks for your support.

#14 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

You just compared a bachelors to a Juris Doctor?

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-07-10 01:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

20) I know that you know the real answers to your adolescent questions-remarks but here it is...

one more time..

the honors grad from Wharton School of Business sat in while her boss, the potus went to a 1 on 1 meeting as well as sitting in while women's issues were being discussed.

she sat in because the protocol is that an AIDE to ANY LEADER can sit in just as OTHERS did during the summit.

so now all of you can get back to demonstrating for me, according to danforth.....this trait that only leftists have called "respect"

#23 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 01:12 PM | Reply

You just compared a bachelors to a Juris Doctor?

#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-07-10 01:03 PM | Rep

no...

but more so comparing the ranking of the individual in their chosen field..

.and a cum laude grad is much higher on the academic ladder than most here are giving her credit for.

#24 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 01:21 PM | Reply

So if a constitutional lawyer is unqualified, what does that make a reality tv star?

This was not a meeting on constitutional law so I'd go with the guy or gal with business and finance experience. Or an empty chair.

#25 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-07-10 01:25 PM | Reply

bottom line....

EVERY LEADER can have an aide sit in......just not Trump.

#26 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 01:29 PM | Reply

well another fun day .....

DENNY CRAIN...

lol

#27 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 01:42 PM | Reply

This was not a meeting on constitutional law so I'd go with the guy or gal with business and finance experience. Or an empty chair.

#25 | Posted by visitor_

Yeah being born rich means you're way more qualified than earning your way into and graduating with honors from a prestigious college.

#28 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-07-10 01:49 PM | Reply

right ...and obama's schools were all ghetto and inner city......please be serious.

Georgetown and wharton business school are both prestigious schools.....

and still all I get it...."XXXXX does not release those records" when looking for details on 44's

academic record.

#29 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 01:53 PM | Reply

Academic records are not public information and NOBODY releases them.

Tax records are ROUTINELY AND NORMALLY released by presidential candidates

You still don't see a difference though.

#30 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-07-10 01:59 PM | Reply

sure I do....

I see the academic records of "W' and Kerry and all sorts of public figures and elected officials....

nice little 'dig' though on the tax release thing...

#31 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 02:03 PM | Reply

You just compared a bachelors to a Juris Doctor?
#22 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-07-10 01:03 PM | Rep
no...
but more so comparing the ranking of the individual in their chosen field..
.and a cum laude grad is much higher on the academic ladder than most here are giving her credit for.
#24 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

It's a damn Bachelor's degree. She's not even qualified to write PAPERS with a bachelor's degree.

#32 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-07-10 02:21 PM | Reply

EVERY LEADER can have an aide sit in......just not Trump.

#26 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

Yeah, that's everyone's issue with it... That an aide sat in... Why even post such nonsense?

#33 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-07-10 02:22 PM | Reply

W is the ONLY president who released his academic records and he did so FOR HIS OWN BENEFIT after fake transcripts appeared online.

transcripts are automatically sealed FOR EVERYONE BY LAW.

#34 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-07-10 02:26 PM | Reply

she has an honors degree from a prestigious school.....and business experience....and she's an aide to

the potus...

and I post it because it exposes the double standard, hate and prejudice.

EVERY LEADER can have an aide sit in......just not Trump.

#35 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 02:31 PM | Reply

transcripts are automatically sealed FOR EVERYONE BY LAW.

#34 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-07-10 02:26 PM

right....and the others publish their standings and such just as you said 'w' did.....but he doesn't.

I DON"T GIVE A FLIPPING FLOP ABOUT HIS SCHOLASTIC RECORD !!!......UNTIL...

the IQ and academic achievement of anyone not left is called into question or demeaned

with sanctimonious garbage..

.ESPECIALLY WHEN blatant sexism is not just evident, but celebrated when the target of the sexists attack is a smart

and successful women and simply because they're not leftists.

#36 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 02:36 PM | Reply

EVERY LEADER can have an aide sit in......just not Trump.

hasta laredo...

Denny Crain...

#37 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 02:38 PM | Reply

An "aide"? LOL. She is his daughter. She is a handbag designer. She has no business serving in ANY official function representing the United States of America. She is an embarrassment. Next Trump will have his pet rock represent us as we re-negotiate NAFTA. God, you apologists are pathetic.

#38 | Posted by moder8 at 2017-07-10 02:42 PM | Reply

Every leader can have their child sit in whose #1 thing they have in common with the parent is they like sex, just not Trump.

Am I doing this right?

#39 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-07-10 02:43 PM | Reply

You just compared a bachelors to a Juris Doctor?

#22 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT AT 2017-07-10 01:03 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 1

yes because he doesn't know what he's talking about

#40 | Posted by cjk85 at 2017-07-10 02:51 PM | Reply

she has an honors degree from a prestigious school.....and business experience....and she's an aide to

the potus...

and I post it because it exposes the double standard, hate and prejudice.

EVERY LEADER can have an aide sit in......just not Trump.

#35 | Posted by afkabl2

She's a spoiled sheltered rich kid who never earned anything on her own.
She's only an aide to the prez because he's his daughter, and she's entirely unqualified for that position.

YOu think there's no one more qualified to sit in that seat?

#41 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-07-10 02:53 PM | Reply

"she has an honors degree from a prestigious school"

Remember when you took folks to task for calling Obama a "community organizer", even when he had an honors degree from a prestigious school?

Me neither.

#42 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-07-10 03:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At least Ivanka is being paid what she's worth, maybe a little more, right Afkabl2?

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-07-10 05:03 PM | Reply

And I am sure that Ivanka is just all a twitter at getting to sit at the big people table finally.

#Architecting!

#44 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-07-10 08:31 PM | Reply

I've changed my mind....this sort of empowering women HAS TO STOP......we can't have a bunch of broads

running around with all GENDER PARITY THING CAN WE BOYS ?>.....KEEP THOSE WOMEN PREGNANT AND IN THE

KITCHEN MAKING SANDWICHES.....

"Study after study shows that investing in women is not only the right thing to do, but it's also a very strategically prudent thing to do as you think about developing those economies...creating gender parity, and ultimately encouraging female entrepreneurship, pays real dividends."

Ivanka Trump

at g-20 summit

july

#45 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 11:27 PM | Reply

yes because he doesn't know what he's talking about

#40 | Posted by cjk85 at 2017-07-10 02:51 PM | Reply |

I know you're still a nobody, and I also know a hate mongering reprobate when I read these.

..nothing of the sort was proved you radical alt-rightest. have another margarita or fantasize about some woman you'll never have a chance with.

yes you are a idiot.

your stupid posts about this and that mean nothing because that's what they are, nothing.

as long as you're happy in your bubble that's all that counts. Stay happy Babbles.

#44 | Posted by cjk85 at 2017-07-02 03:54

yes you are a idiot.

your stupid posts about this and that mean nothing because that's what they are, nothing.

as long as you're happy in your bubble that's all that counts. Stay happy Babbles.

#44 | Posted by cjk85 at 2017-07-02 03:5

#46 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 11:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

and whether 46 is here when you crawl back or not won't really matter....

bai bai bai....

#47 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-10 11:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The only defense possible is acknowledging she's more of a man than he could ever hope to be.

#48 | Posted by RevDarko at 2017-07-11 09:36 AM | Reply

nope.....

people here say she's an idiot...unqualified ......when she proposed 'gender parity' in economics the

conclusion is clear..

DR posters want uppity broads to be treated this way...... BISCUITS IN THE KITCHEN AND BUNS IN THE BEDROOM....

it's all real clear now.

#49 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-07-11 10:38 AM | Reply

bottom line....
EVERY LEADER can have an aide sit in......just not Trump.

#26 | POSTED BY AFKABL2 AT 2017-07-10 01:29 PM | FLAG:

Bottom line, if Obama had done that the collective right would have lost their ---- big time.

You can admit it. Go ahead.

#50 | Posted by 726 at 2017-07-12 10:34 AM | Reply

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