Photo of Ivanka Trump and Angela Merkel raises eyebrows

On Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with President Trump to discuss foreign relationships between Germany and the United States. Another Trump, as it turned out, was also present at the meetings.

Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump sat in on what Ivanka called a "robust discussion" about workforce development.

See the photos that had people talking:

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Ivanka Trump listens during introductions before a meeting with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, US President Donald Trump and business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House for talks expected to focus on their differences over NATO, Russia, global trade and a host of other issues. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Ivanka Trump (L) and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (2L) wait for a meeting with US President Donald Trump and business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House for talks expected to focus on their differences over NATO, Russia, global trade and a host of other issues. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17: German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) speaks with Ivanka Trump during a roundtable discussion on vocational training with United States and German business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. In Merkel's first U.S. visit under the Trump administration, the two leaders discussed strengthening NATO, fighting the Islamic State group, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Photo by Pat Benic-Pool/Getty Images)
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Ivanka Trump (R) talk before a meeting with US President Donald Trump and business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House for talks expected to focus on their differences over NATO, Russia, global trade and a host of other issues. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Ivanka Trump speak during a roundtable discussion between U.S. President Donald Trump and German and U.S. business leaders on vocational training at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Schaeffler CEO Klaus Rosenfeld , Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ivanka Trump participate in a roundtable with U.S. President Donald Trump and German and U.S. business leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel (L), Ivanka Trump (2L), US Vice President Mike Pence (C), US President Donald Trump (2R) and others wait for a meeting with business leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. US President Donald Trump on Friday welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House for talks expected to focus on their differences over NATO, Russia, global trade and a host of other issues. / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel, flanked by Ivanka Trump and Schaeffler CEO Klaus Rosenfeld (3rd L), participates in a roundtable with U.S. President Donald Trump and German and U.S. business leaders at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Ivanka Trump arrives to attend a joint news conference by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 17, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17: (AFP OUT) German Chancellor Angela Merkel (C), with Ivanka Trump (left center), speaks during a roundtable discussion on vocational training with United States and German business leaders lead by President Donald Trump (not seen) in the Cabinet Room of the White House on March 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. In Merkel's first U.S. visit under the Trump administration, the two leaders discussed strengthening NATO, fighting the Islamic State group, and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. (Photo by Pat Benic-Pool/Getty Images)
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According to the Associated Press, Ivanka Trump recruited the American executives and guided the discussion. Her presence in the meeting among world leaders and CEOs drew some criticism.

Senior Analyst at Whitman Insight Strategies, Matt McDermott, expressed his concern on Twitter. "Imagine if Hillary Clinton met with Merkel and Chelsea Clinton was seated next to her for official meeting," he said. "You can't. It's unimaginable."

McDermott continued, "There is no earthly reason why Ivanka Trump belongs in a meeting with a foreign leader, let alone seated immediately beside them."

McDermott was not the only one to condemn Ivanka's involvement:

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Why is this perfume saleslady sitting next to the Leader of the Free World and pretending to be important? #Trump… https://t.co/BytlP2wiGU
The key relation btw #Germany & #USA is a serious matter. It shall not be family business. I disagree with #Ivanka… https://t.co/UCkEmtpCHq
"do u watch 60 minutes" "no we do not get it in germany but i hear they cover very importan..." "u can buy this ban… https://t.co/idjnrCJTAY
Ivanka at meeting with German Chancellor. Why? https://t.co/83z38oT5XJ
@IvankaTrump @realDonaldTrump What are you doing here? Angela Merkel is caught giving Ivanka serious side-eye
Ah, it must be "Bring Your Daughter to Work Day" here in the USA today, ja? Why else would Ivanka Trump be here? An… https://t.co/5YRvZg5YpW
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This is not the first time she has been involved with these meetings. Last month, Ivanka sat in on Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's White House visit.

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