Christine Lagarde's 'priceless' reaction to Ivanka Trump trying to talk with world leaders at G20 summit goes viral
Twitter users felt that Lagarde was less than impressed with Ivanka trying to join in on the conversation. Her reaction was described as 'priceless', with several people praising her 'side eye'.
US President Donald Trump is known to favor his daughter Ivanka Trump and trust her implicitly. So much so that the first daughter went along her with her father to the G 20 summit being held at Osaka. However, a certain exchange between some of the prominent world leaders and Ivanka in their midst is now a topic of hot discussion.
In the footage shared by the French Presidential palace, Ivanka can be seen trying to join in the conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Theresa May and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde at the event in Osaka. Since the video was out on Twitter – it has gone viral and seemingly shows Lagarde rolling her eyes while Ivanka tries to get a word in.
You can watch the video here.
As Macron continues discussing "social justice", Ivanka is seen nodding and gesturing.
Then May is heard adding, "As soon as you start talking about the economic aspect if it, a lot of people start listening who wouldn't otherwise listen."
Ivanka then speaks up, referencing the "male-dominated" nature of defense as she joins the conversation.
Twitter pointed out that Lagarde couldn't be any less impressed by both Ivanka's attempts and her comments. Many dubbed her reaction "priceless" and others praised her "side eye". One wrote: "The shade Lagarde gives Ivanka Trump is everything."
Broadcaster Jeremy Vine was among the people who commented on the video, writing: "Watch Lagarde's face when Ivanka Trump tries to get into the conversation." Another said: "Lagarde's reaction needs to bottled & sold as a fragrance."
Even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chipped in, saying "being someone's daughter isn't a career qualification".
"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 and the world moves on. The US needs our President working on the G20. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn't hurt either," she wrote.
Ivanka is an advisor to her father and spoke during a special session at the G20 summit. She said that the world economy would get a boost of up to $28 trillion by 2025 if women were on an equal economic footing, before describing improving the status of women as a "smart economic and defense policy."
Lagarde, however, later posted a picture with Ivanka and Queen Maxima. "The #G20OsakaSummit had a special event on Women's Empowerment and I was pleased to participate with Queen Maxima, @IvankaTrump and many others," she captioned the image.