People are fuming over Ivanka Trump's Oval Office photo

People are fuming over Ivanka Trump's Oval Office photo
Ivanka Trump, daughter of US President Donald Trump, attends a roundtable discussion with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on women entrepreneurs and business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House.
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The 45th president of the United States is Donald Trump, but you wouldn't know it by looking at this picture.

On Monday, Trump's prodigal daughter, Ivanka, sparked massive controversy after posting a photograph of herself seated at the historic desk in the Oval Office to her social media platforms.

As you know, this coveted spot is usually reserved for, well, the president.

Ivanka shared the photograph of herself seated in her father's chair with Trump and Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, standing beside her to Twitter, with the caption, "A great discussion with two world leaders about the importance of women having a seat at the table!"

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Upon seeing the unconventional photograph, people began to angrily call the 35-year-old's authority into question.

Many saw the pose as a disrespectful abuse of power, and reminded Ivanka that despite her heavy involvement with her father's administration, she is not the president.

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Others, however, were far too distracted by Ivanka's caption, and began to question whether or not the businesswoman was referencing Solange's 2016 album, entitled, A Seat At The Table.

Since the powerful musical work focuses on the realities of being black in America, it added some extra fuel to the fire.

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Though many were upset over the caption and the fact that Ivanka was seated in a chair designated for the leader of the United States, others saw the photo as an appropriate response to Monday's White House agenda, which focused partly on female entrepreneurship and empowerment.

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Prior to posting the photograph, Trump and Trudeau took time to meet with female business executives (including Ivanka) from both the US and Canada to discuss the future of women advancements in the business world.

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