Trump only has one woman representing US at meeting of world leaders — his daughter
Ivanka Trump, Trump's daughter, was the only woman representing the United States at Trump's first bilateral meeting of the G-20 international summit in Osaka, Japan.
Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Jacobs posted a photo of the almost all-male U.S. delegation at the meeting, a dinner with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his team.
At the table on the US side for Trump’s first bilateral meeting of the G20 (left to right):— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 27, 2019
Peter Navarro. pic.twitter.com/WpHRisAth7
Among those representing the United States were Jared Kushner (Trump's son-in-law), White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, national security advisor John Bolton, and Trump's official Twitter operative, aide Dan Scavino.
Besides Ivanka Trump, the other officials representing America at the meeting were all white men, including Trump himself.
Trump has almost exclusively surrounded himself with white men, giving them overwhelming influence over key decisions and policies affecting an increasingly diverse United States.
Trump began his presidency with more white men in his Cabinet, 18, than any president in 36 years, outdoing even President Ronald Reagan for lack of diversity. By contrast, Trump's immediate predecessor, President Barack Obama, had just eight white men in his first Cabinet.
With the recent resignation of Kirstjen Nielsen from leading the Department of Homeland Security, Trump is down to only three women in his Cabinet. Only one of those three, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, is a woman of color.
White men have also been in the overwhelming majority of Trump's picks for key judicial appointments. 92% of his confirmed district court judges are white, a result of Trump nominating more white people for the position than any president in a quarter century.
On the world stage, Trump's only nod to the diversity of America was his daughter, a corrupt figure whose entire political career is a testament to her father's nepotism and cronyism.
The face of America that Trump is presenting to the world is almost uniformly white, male, and corrupt.
Published with permission of The American Independent. Attribution: Oliver Willis.