Leaders from around the world have gathered in Osaka, Japan for the annual G-20 summit. But in a group photo of the leaders and their spouses, first lady Melania Trump is noticeably missing.
The photo, which was taken at Osaka Castle on Friday, features everyone from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife Sophie Trudeau to South Korean President Moon Jae-in and first lady Kim Jung-sook. Now people are wondering where exactly President Donald Trump’s wife is, seeing that she wasn’t able to attend.
she didnt go on the trip? or was she at the spa?— Jeff Lewis (@ChicagoPhotoSho) June 28, 2019
FLOTUS also missed out on a spouse’s trip to Kyoto's Tofukuji temple, which incited more people to question her whereabouts. One person even suggested that maybe she was behind the camera taking the photo.
Spouses of the #G20 leaders visited Kyoto's Tofukuji temple and fed koi carps as their partners joined the summit in the neighboring city of Osaka. The spouses arrived at the temple by rickshaws. Melania Trump not among them pic.twitter.com/MSddD31KpK— Sputnik Insight (@Sputnik_Insight) June 28, 2019
G20 Spouses.— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) June 28, 2019
That’s Philip May in the corner, to be replaced next month by whoever Boris Johnson is dating. pic.twitter.com/WRI65VNDBc
Where’s Melania?— Empress of the Multiverse (@being_nontheist) June 28, 2019
Is Melania taking the picture?— Virgil Caine (@Phillip82_2) June 28, 2019
and Melania nowhere...perhaps afraid were she to leave the US, she wouldn't be allowed back in??— Patricia Shay (@MercedHome4U) June 28, 2019
Others raised concerns about the photo, which highlights the fact that a majority of the world leaders are men.
Sad pic really. It means the opposite sex is in the big room making the decisions...— Nick Litsardopoulos (@Nlitsardopoulos) June 28, 2019
Still, some quickly pointed out that the United States had some female representation since Ivanka Trump went on the trip alongside her husband, Jared Kushner. Still, many people have questions about Ivanka’s role there.
Today, we leave for Osaka, Japan for the 14th meeting of the G20.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 26, 2019
I am looking forward to joining the U.S. delegation for this important meeting on international economic cooperation. 🇺🇸 🇯🇵 #G20
We’re really not sending our best, are we?— Devin Nunes' Alt-Mom (@NunesAlt) June 26, 2019
Remind me: who elected you to what exactly?— Benjamin Byron Davis (@Tooda) June 26, 2019
What is your job?— Eugenio Arpayoglou (@eugenio_ea2000) June 26, 2019
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