Ivanka Trump replaces father at G20 world leaders meeting

Ivanka Trump, World Bank launch fund for female entrepreneurs

Ms Trump did not seem to make any major contribution to the session on African migration and health during her father's absence.

The creation of the facility was Ivanka Trump's idea as she held meetings on the topic of women's empowerment during the beginning of her father's administration, including one with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, who shepherded the facility's creation.

Photos from the room show Ivanka Trump - along with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin - seated rows behind the President during the portion of the meeting he attended. Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump's husband, is also one of Trump's top advisers, for example.

Ivanka Trump is raising eyebrows after she sat in her father's place among world leaders at the G-20 Summit held in Hamburg, Germany, on Saturday. On Thursday night, they joined Trump in a meeting with Merkel, and Kushner attended Trump's meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday.

"If she weren't my daughter, it would be so much easier for her", Trump said, seemingly suggesting that his controversial personality is negatively impacting his less controversial daughter.

While her siblings, Donald Jr and Eric, took over the family business, Ms Trump put her own fashion brand assets in a trust in order to take an unpaid White House position, a move criticised as nepotism.

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Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) will enable more than $1 billion in financing to improve access to capital, provide technical assistance, and invest in projects and programs that support women and women-led Small and Medium Entres in World Bank Group client countries.

"I wasn't elected by the American people to be president", she told "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King.

The President, shortly before the working session where his daughter briefly subbed in for him, showered praise on Ivanka Trump at an event less than an hour earlier.

As reported, Ivanka Trump, who's also the president's special assistant, arrived at the summit with her father. "Might be the only bad thing she has going, if you want to know the truth".

He told the attendees that he's "very proud" of Ivanka and has been "since day one".

While she is known for her measured discipline, her father frequently lashes out at his perceived enemies on social media and in public.



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