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Trump Defends Decision to Have Ivanka Sit in for Him at G-20

Trump tweeted a claim that Chelsea Clinton would be cheered if she'd done the same, the Clinton retorted

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    There were fireworks Friday on the first day of the G-20 summit. The gathering of the world's 19 wealthiest nations and the European Union included widespread protests in the streets and a much-anticipated meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump. The U.S. and Russia were also able to reach an agreement on a cease-fire for southwest Syria. (Published Friday, July 7, 2017)

    President Donald Trump is defending a decision to have his daughter briefly sit in for him at a table with world leaders at an international summit.

    A Russian delegate tweeted a photo of Ivanka Trump in her father's seat at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Saturday, sparking criticism from those who felt the move was inappropriate.

    But German Chancellor Angela Merkel brushed it off, saying it was perfectly normal.

    Trump tweeted Monday, "When I left Conference Room for short meetings with Japan and other countries, I asked Ivanka to hold seat. Very standard. Angela M agrees!"

    Trump, Putin Shake Hands at G-20 Summit

    [NATL] Trump, Putin Shake Hands at G-20 Summit

    The German government released a video of world leaders shaking hands at the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017, including the first meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    (Published Friday, July 7, 2017)

    Trump also 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!"

    Clinton soon responded in a tweet by denying that her parents, Bill and Hillary Clinton, would have even thought of allowing her to sit in for them.

    "Good morning Mr. President. It would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me. Were you giving our country away? Hoping not," she said.

    Ivanka Trump Visits Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial

    [NATL] Ivanka Trump Visits Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial

    Ivanka Trump toured the Warsaw Ghetto Memorial in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday. Trump paid her respects to Polish Jews who died during the Holocaust.

    (Published Thursday, July 6, 2017)