Liberals are furious today after it was revealed that Ivanka Trump sat in on Donald Trump’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
According to Daily Mail, Trump met with Abe on Thursday at Trump Tower along with Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner. This meeting appears to have cemented Ivanka and Kushner’s roles as key advisors to the president elect.
Though liberals are furious that Ivanka was allowed to sit in on such an important meeting, it appears to have gone very well, as Abe said afterwards that the president-elect is someone “in whom I can have great confidence.”
“We were able to have a very candid talk over a substantial amount of time. We held it in a very warm atmosphere,” he said. “Without confidence between the two nations, our alliance would never function in the future.”
Others in Japan, however, were offended by Ivanka’s presence, as rumors spread that Trump was planning to appoint her as ambassador to the Asian nation.
“It’s quite unusual to see a family member attending the first encounter between two leaders even if it’s informal,” said Yoshinobu Yamamoto, a professor at the University of Niigata Prefecture. “It indicates that she would be playing some important role in the Trump administration.”
“But it’s no surprise to see her there as she has already been involved in politics. Anyway, that’s the Trump way,” he added.
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