On Sunday, Ivanka Trump became one of the few Americans who has ever step foot in the demilitarised zone called the DMZ between South and North Korea.
She had the great opportunity to be there not only as the daughter of American President Donald Trump but apparently she played a major part at the event.
The president’s eldest daughter played a very public role that blended family ties with diplomatic work that, a role usually performed by diplomats, says Washington Post.
Ivanka says the short walk to the other side of one of the world’s most fortified borders “surreal.”
And she tweeted. “Our President is relentlessly pursuing his commitment to make the world a safer place. Diplomacy is forged through dialogue. Change requires bold thinking. Today was an important step on the path to peace.”
Our President is relentlessly pursuing his commitment to make the world a safer place.
Diplomacy is forged through dialogue. Change requires bold thinking. Today was an important step on the path to peace. https://t.co/FFYVTCau9D
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 30, 2019
On Sunday, Trump became the first serving US president to cross the border into North Korea.
And it was a surreal scene as Trump approached Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader says: “I never expected to meet you at this place.”
Another video of Ivanka Trump talking with British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde at the G-20 also went viral over the weekend, says the paper.
Washington Post believes the presence of Ivanka at the G-20 summit and at the DMZ is not accidental but a sign of her influence with President Trump and the current absence of influential opponents within the administration.
Trump’s daughter shut down her clothing business after joining her father in the administration where she and her husband, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner would remain indefinitely.