An Indian diplomat let the cat out of the bag on what the Indian foreign service — or the foreign service of any other country for that matter — think of the person that President Donald Trump has delegated to lead the American delegation at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India starting Nov. 28.
Shortly after the president tweeted Thursday that his daughter Ivanka Trump would be leading the delegation at the summit, Bobby Ghosh, the editor-in-chief of Hindustan Times, a Delhi-based national daily, tweeted about an unnamed Indian Diplomat telling him “we regard Ivanka the way we regard half-wit Saudi Princes.”
The diplomat twisted the knife a bit more when he said further: “Yes, it is a shame that the U.S. should be compared to a kingdom. But that is America’s shame, not Modi’s, or India’s.”
While, some Twitters users called the diplomat’s assessment as spot on, a user under the handle @costlylovewins couldn’t decide which part of the insult was better.
A Twitter user, @onecosmicbeing, brought the whole Trump family under the definition and said it was amazing how “blissfully unaware they were of the obvious.” This was seconded by @mclocksley1, who tweeted: “Poor unelected half-wit princess! Trumpanov Royals really think they are qualified to lead, but in reality they are just spoiled rich thugs.”
While some had issues with the diplomat in flagging the issue, others said countries needed to take a tougher stand in terms of such summits and ask for experienced hands to lead such delegations.
However, it wouldn’t be the first time Ivanka’s intelligence was questioned or she has been accused of earning her position due to nepotism.
Ivanka has previously come under criticism for representing the U.S. on the international stage, particularly when she took her father’s seat for a period during G20 discussions in Hamburg in July.
She was also interrupted by the audience who hissed and booed during a discussion on paid leave in Berlin during the same tour when she called her father “a tremendous champion of supporting families.”
However, not everyone in India is calling Ivanka a “half-wit,” at least not publicly. The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, had extended the invitation to Ivanka to visit India in June.
Modi said that he is anticipating Ivanka’s return when she leads the delegation to the summit which the U.S. Department of State says will encourage collaboration between American entrepreneurs and investors with international counterparts “to form lasting relationships”.
“Honored to lead the U.S. delegation to #GES2017 in India & meet with Prime Minister Modi & passionate entrepreneurs from around the globe!” Ivanka tweeted Aug. 10. She also a posted a picture of her shaking hand with Modi.