A photo of Ivanka Trump sitting in the president’s chair is creating a storm of activity on social media.
America’s first daughter shared the picture on her social media accounts. It shows her sitting behind the Oval Office desk, flanked by her father, U.S. President Donald Trump, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. She captioned it: “A great discussion with two world leaders about the importance of women having a seat at the table!”
The post sparked a frenzy on Twitter. Critics said Ivanka hadn’t earned the right to sit behind the desk.
— Alexander L. King (@1101LittleOne) February 14, 2017
Women should have a seat at the table because they earned it and/or were elected to it. Not because Daddy brought them to work @IvankaTrump
— Susan Bell Flavin (@susanbellflavin) February 14, 2017
Oh isn't that cute, take your daughter to work day. Photo of Ivanka Trump sitting in president's chair. https://t.co/WFXA3TiJGO
— Richard Shay (@chelanwine) February 14, 2017
@IvankaTrump Did silver spoon daddy threaten to cut off trade to Canada if Trudeau didn't agree to this picture?
— moon island (@islandinthemoon) February 14, 2017
.@IvankaTrump The Oval Office should not be a prop for the president's daughter
— (((TheFaust))) (@FaustMN) February 13, 2017
@IvankaTrump why are you involved? We you elected? Or just gathering info for the trump businesses?
— Michael Matarazzo (@MichaelMatarazz) February 14, 2017
— Knowledge Seeker (@courtjestor922) February 14, 2017
But Trump supporters also chimed in, applauding Ivanka for being hardworking and inspiring other women.
@IvankaTrump What a lovely, brilliant, hard working First Daughter! America is SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!
— JMurphy (@Jonatha82689856) February 14, 2017
Ivanka joined Trudeau and her father for her first policy meeting at the White House on Monday, despite not having an official position.