At Conference in Peru, Ivanka Trump Is Slammed as a ‘Fake’ Secretary of State

First daughter Ivanka Trump is being accused of acting like the U.S. secretary of state in Peru, where she is attending a conference that her father President Donald Trump canceled his appearance for.

Scott Dworkin, who worked during Barack Obama’s 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns and is co-founder of the Democratic Coalition, tweeted,

Here she is, our new Secretary of State, @IvankaTrump repping us in Peru. This is an international disgrace. Congress didn’t confirm her for the gig. She isn’t qualified. Has zero true diplomatic experience. America is a laughingstock.

He attached a video that the Ivanka had posted on social media in which she says, “Buenos días! I am here in Lima, Peru, for the Summit of the Americas conference. I’m really excited about my first stop, which is the Lima Stock Exchange, where I’m going to be with some incredible women business leaders from right here in Lima, Peru.”

On Friday, Ivanka Trump announced an economic empowerment program in Peru for women in the region:

Ivanka was accompanied by her husband and fellow senior White House adviser, Jared Kushner. The gathering is called the Summit of the Americas, and it’s the only regular meeting of all of the leaders of the 35 nations that make up North and South America. President Trump was scheduled to attend, but decided to cancel his plans at the last minute to stay in DC and deal with the enveloping chaos at the White House.

That latter reason is exactly why people think his daughter and son-in-law were so eager to skip town. As Politico reported, the couple has “been known to leave town at times when politics turned especially messy.” That’s certainly the case right now.

The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) tweeted,

Ivanka Trump doesn’t speak Spanish, doesn’t have foreign policy experience, and doesn’t have a full security clearance. Why is she representing the United States at an international summit in Peru?

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