The reality TV star, businesswoman and jewelry vendor had a seat next to the German chancellor, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry and speaks fluent Russian, for the roundtable discussion with German and U.S. business leaders. Twitter was quick to spot a theme in the photos that emerged from the encounter.
In some of them, it looks a lot like Merkel is chucking serious side-eye at Trump's daughter and wondering inside just what she's doing there.
Merkel: "what on earth are you doing here?" pic.twitter.com/Jrp5g0tmza
— Lina Lora Prosser (@linaloraprosser) March 17, 2017
Now we know what Merkel's "why are you at this meeting?" face looks like. pic.twitter.com/l635DLxgS6
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) March 17, 2017
For some, the photos spoke for themselves.
Ivanka, for what it's worth, was honored to be there for the robust discussion.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) March 17, 2017
But she faced another barrage of questions on Twitter, mostly on a common theme.
It's worth noting that other photos of the pair show them having a better time. But those pics don't help us answer the central question here. Which is why was she there in the first place?