Theresa May’s apologism for Donald Trump has hit a new low, with the PM defending the US President’s decision to have his daughter Ivanka sit in for him at the G20 summit.
Ivanka, who is a senior advisor to the President, took a seat between Chinese president Xi Jinping and Theresa May when her boss/father/president left the room for another meeting.
— West Wing Reports (@WestWingReport) July 8, 2017
Trump’s monarchical approach to government sparked outrage in the States, where it has been likened to Game of Thrones:
This a totally normal thing that regular countries do, like Saudi Arabia or Westeros https://t.co/rXwr4sGCQa
— Ike Barinholtz (@ikebarinholtz) July 8, 2017
Sort of the whole point of America was that governmental authority was bestowed by the people not by birth https://t.co/2sE1a6Vlcr
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) July 8, 2017
But asked about the “bizarre” moment by Labour MP Chris Bryant this afternoon, Theresa May told the Commons it was “entirely reasonable”:
— BBC Parliament (@BBCParliament) July 10, 2017
Theresa May can’t take Prime Minister’s Questions this week as she’s out of the country.
Does this mean we can expect her husband Philip to deputise?
Most Tory MPs would be relieved…