Ivanka Trump G-20 Video: Macron's Office 'Didn't Anticipate the Reaction' After Posting Clip of First Daughter's Awkward Interaction

French President Emmanuel Macron's office on Monday insisted it "didn't anticipate the reaction" to a video it released of first daughter Ivanka Trump attempting to mingle with world leaders at the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan over the weekend.

The video quickly went viral and drew widespread mockery.

The brief clip shows Ivanka, senior adviser to her father President Donald Trump, awkwardly trying to join a conversation between Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Monetary Fund leader Christine Lagarde.

During the group's discussion, May can be heard saying "as soon as you charge them with that economic aspect of it, a lot of people start listening who otherwise wouldn't listen." This prompts Ivanka to say "yeah," before then interjecting about the "defense side of it" as Lagarde, who was standing beside Trump, appeared to roll her eyes before turning back to the world leaders to continue their chat.

After it was shared by the French government, the video drew widespread outrage and ridicule online from tens of thousands of Trump critics, with many users either mocking Ivanka for apparently embarrassing herself among the world leaders or condemning the first daughter for being at the event in the first place.

Following the controversy, an official with the French presidential palace asserted that such clips from summits and similar events are shared often. Although it was released at a time of "a larger narrative in the U.S. about Ivanka's diplomatic role," it was never our intention to feed into that narrative," the official said in a statement, according to Politico. "We didn't anticipate the reaction, and once again, we are not responsible for the use made of the clip."

Newsweek reached out to The White House for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) joined thousands of Trump critics in criticizing Ivanka by suggesting she was too unqualified to be at the event and was only present due to nepotism.

"It may be shocking to some, but being someone's daughter actually isn't a career qualification," the first-term Democrat tweeted. "It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on. The US needs our President working the G20. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn't hurt either."

Ivanka played an out front role in accompanying her father to the G-20 summit and North Korea last week. White House deputy communications director Jessica Ditto told Politico that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had "invited Ivanka to speak at the G-20" because "Ivanka is the White House's leading representative on issues of women's empowerment, which was a primary theme of this year's summit in Osaka."

The first daughter on Sunday stepped into North Korean territory with her father during their seemingly impromptu meeting at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) with the country's leader Kim Jong Un. After shaking hands with Kim, Trump made history as the first U.S. president to enter the hermit kingdom.

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Advisor to the US President Ivanka Trump (2nd L) listens to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) and France's President Emmanuel Macron (R) talk at an event on the theme "Promoting the place of women at work" on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Osaka on June 29, 2019. Dominique Jacovides/Getty