Ivanka Trump painfully tries to converse with world leaders in viral video

Ivanka Trump can be seen in a now-viral video painfully trying to insert herself in a conversation with world leaders at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, over the weekend.

The conversation was taking place between French President Emmanuel Macron, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Chair Christine Lagarde. When the president’s daughter tried to speak to them, their facial expressions noticeably changed–Lagarde’s expression in particular.

The video was released by the French government on Sunday, something one Twitter user called an “epic Nepotism Barbie burn.”

People definitely felt second-hand embarrassment while watching the video. It even got the meme treatment.

“That made my social anxiety hurt. My worst nightmare. Trying to be social and engage and getting slammed. Good for them. I hope it hurt bad,” one Twitter user wrote.

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President Donald Trump’s children regularly accompany their father on political trips, which is something that is often criticized by the general public and lawmakers alike.

“It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification. It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) wrote on Twitter. “The U.S. needs our President working the G20. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn’t hurt either.”

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Eilish O'Sullivan

Eilish O'Sullivan

Eilish O'Sullivan is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot studying journalism and government at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle and the Daily Texan.