US President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka managed to cause confusion and outrage alike on social media as she spent a part of her weekend sitting in her father’s at a working session on “Partnership with Africa, Migration, and Health.” In a recent interview with “Fox and Friends,” Ivanka suggested that she tried to stay out of politics. However, she was spotted accompanying the Chinese Premier Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May in Hamburg on Saturday.

How did the incident come to life?

Media channels and news agencies quickly picked up the topic when a photo of Ms. Trump at the table was posted by the Russian G20 Sherpa, Svetlana Lukash on Twitter. While it didn’t seem like Ivanka Trump spoke during the session, this incident has led people to believe that there’s virtually no borderline to distinguish between family and political affairs in the Trump administration. Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner serve as aides and advisers of the President in the White House and have often accompanied Mr. Trumps on his foreign visits in the past.

Attracting criticism has become a regular affair for the Trump administration

It goes without saying that unassailable criticism is being directed at the First daughter and the Trump administration with many political activists and Twitteratis getting in the act.

  • In an interview with US news channel MSNBC, Maxine Waters, a Democratic Congresswoman from California expressed that the incident didn’t make any sense. She also questioned Ivanka’s incompetence to deal with high-profile leaders representing their respective nations. She looks upon this act as Trump lending his daughter an opportunity to “have a place in the sun and to be seen at a very important meeting that she knows nothing about.”
  • In an interview to the same news channel, Zerlina Maxwell, former director of progressive media for the Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, ridiculed the incident as being “completely inappropriate.” She believes that Ms. Trump possesses neither the necessary qualification nor the experience to claim a seat at the table with world leaders like Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin. Maxwell hinted at the inherent corruption in the current administration with her comments.
  • President of The New Agenda, a women’s rights organization, Amy Siskind tweeted that such incidents were common in dictatorships. Brian Fallon, a CNN political communicator tweeted Amy Siskind tweeted that such incidents were common in dictatorships.