Ivanka Trump’s G20 performance puzzles, and irritates, world leaders
The US’s ‘First Daughter’ is rarely out of the frame at global summits, and this one was no different, writes Edward Luce
The abiding image from this year’s G20 summit will not be Donald Trump sharing another chuckle with Vladimir Putin. It is the clip of his daughter, Ivanka, inserting herself into an awkward circle of world leaders.
The video, released by the French government, shows varying expressions of tortured politeness as she intrudes on a discussion between France’s Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Theresa May, Canada’s Justin Trudeau and Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF. Lagarde, in particular, was unable to conceal her irritation.