Social media users inserted images of Ivanka Trump into pictures of historical events to show how nepotism doesn’t always translate into acceptance after a viral video of the First Daughter and senior White House advisor awkwardly interrupting a group of world leaders at the G20 summit went viral over the weekend.
The video, which was posted to Instagram by the office of French President Emmanuel Macron, shows Ivanka jumping into a conversation between Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde. Ivanka was at the conference with her father, President Donald Trump.
According to The New York Times:
In the clip, Ms. Trump seemed to be looking to find a place to jump into this diplomatic game of double Dutch. First Mrs. May spoke: “As soon as you charge them with that economic aspect of it, a lot of people start listening who otherwise wouldn’t listen.”
And then Ms. Trump jumped in: “And the same with the defense side of it, in terms of the whole business that’s been, sort of, male-dominated.”
Ms. Lagarde, who was standing next to the president’s daughter, swiveled her head and blinked several times as she listened.
The video went viral over the weekend, with observers like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) pointing out that “being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification.”
Ivanka Trump appears to be trying to get involved in a talk among Macron, May, Trudeau and Lagarde (IMF head).
The video is released by French Presidential palace. pic.twitter.com/TJ0LULCzyQ
— Parham Ghobadi (@ParhamGhobadi) June 29, 2019
The hashtag #UnwantedIvanka was started by Crooked Media‘s Erin Gloria Ryan, who asked her followers on Twitter to “please photoshop Ivanka the unwelcome interloper boxing way above her weight” in historical pictures.
“And hashtag it #unwantedivanka because these are delightful and deserve to be seen,” tweeted Ryan.
Twitter users jumped at the opportunity, placing Ivanka at Lyndon Johnson’s swearing in after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy….
"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." #UnwantedIvanka pic.twitter.com/8tvR71Ey9O
— Colin Sullender (@shiruken) June 30, 2019
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) June 30, 2019
And the Yalta conference.
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) June 30, 2019
Of course, as lawyer Darren Kaplan noted, “you don’t need photoshop” to show Ivanka inserting herself where she’s unwanted.
“Here’s an actual photo of Ivanka posing with an Olympic medal that someone else trained and sacrificed their entire life to earn,” said Kaplan.
You don't need photoshop. Here's an actual photo of Ivanka posing with an Olympic medal that someone else trained and sacrificed their entire life to earn. pic.twitter.com/BxmrGTuuF0
— Darren Kaplan (@DarrenKaplan) June 30, 2019
Ivanka and her father returned to the U.S. on Sunday.