Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner joined President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump on the world stage Friday night, taking part in a meet-and-greet with the Argentina president and looking glamorous during an event at the city’s posh Teatro Colón opera house.
They looked the part: Ivanka in a shiny white, off-shoulder pants suit and towering black heels with Jared next to her in a dark suit.
They shook hands, they kissed on the cheek, they posed in a photo op – in other words, they got the world leader treatment during a cultural event for the G20 summit.
President Trump invited his daughter and son-in-law to join him on the world stage
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner chat with Argentina first lady Juliana Awada
The three couples chatted on the red carpet of posh Teatro Colón opera house
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner joined President Trump and first lady Melania Trump at a cultural performance for world leaders at the Teatre Colon opera house
It was President Trump who invited his daughter and son-in-law to join him and his wife at the official meet-and-greet with Argentina President Mauricio Macri and his wife Juliana Awada.
He waved them up to the red carpet. Trump has know President Macri for years – Macri’s father sold Trump some land in Manhattan in the 1980s – and the Macri’s visited the Trumps at the White House in April so it’s possible the couples are all old friends.
There was the requisite small talk as the cameras flashed.
Jared and Ivanka spoke to the first lady of Argentina, while next to them, the president and Melania Trump, in a sleeveless dark purple dress with a gold belt and gold high heels, chatted with President Macri.
After a few minutes of small talk, the Marcis and the Trumps posed for an official photo.
Once the foursome got captured for the cameras, Jared and Ivanka joined the first couples for a six-person photo shoot.
It all took place at the Teatre Colon, which is considered one of the ten best opera houses in the world and one of the the five best concert venues in existence.
The setting fit the occasion: the horseshoe-shaped auditorium is decked out in scarlet red and gold while the ceiling is painted with frescoes by Raúl Soldi.
The couples – and the rest of the G20 leaders and their spouses – were treated to a program of dancing, including the traditional Argentina tango.
Ivanka gets a kiss from Argentina President Mauricio Macri
Ivanka wore a shiny white, off-shoulder pants suit and towering black heels
First lady Melania Trump wore a sleeveless purple dress with a gold belt and gold high heels
Afterward, they adjourned for dinner.
The Teatre Colon is one of the the five best concert venues in existence
Ivanka and Jared joined the Trumps for the performance, which included the tango
Jared and Ivanka have been getting kudos through the first day of meetings at the annual G20 summit.
Earlier in the day, Jared was awarded with Mexico’s highest honor for a foreigner by outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto – The Order of the Aztec Eagle.
President Trump made a surprise stop at the ceremony. He sat in the front row next to his daughter, Ivanka, as Pena Nieto presented her husband with the award.
Pena Nieto honored Kushner for the work he did to bring a modernized trade deal between the two countries and Canada across the finish line.
He put a pin symbolizing the nations’ friendship Kushner’s blazer and delivered remarks in Spanish as President Trump, Ivanka Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Security Advisor John Bolton, Office of Management and Budget head Mick Mulvaney, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, economic adviser Peter Navarro and other senior White House staff looked on.
It’s ceiling is painted in fresco
The horseshoe-shaped auditorium is decked out in scarlet red and gold
Jared Kushner was honored with the Order of the Aztec Eagle earlier in the day by outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto; President Trump joined him and daughter Ivanka at the ceremony
Ivanka Trump was spotted with her father at a lunch with world leaders when he ‘exchanged pleasantries’ with Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is said to have masterminded the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi
President Trump gives Argentina first lady Juliana Awada a kiss
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump pose with Argentina’s President Mauricio Macri and his spouse Juliana Awada at a G20 ‘cultural event’
The world leaders at the G20 and their spouses posed for a group photo at the opera house
The world leaders attended a performance and then adjourned for dinner
He also presented Kushner with a medal and a diploma, which Kushner proudly held up for his audience, which included a pack of photographers trailing the president.
‘I am very honored by the recognition that you’ve given me here today,’ Kushner told the exiting leader.
‘While there has been a lot of tough talk, I have seen the genuine respect and care that President Trump has for Mexico and the Mexican people and I do believe we have been able to put that in the right light.’
He also gave a shout out to his wife, Ivanka, who serves as an unpaid adviser to her father in the White House, just as he does. She put up with late-night trade talks at their Washington, D.C. home, he said.
During the signing of the trade deal, Trump thanked his son-in-law by name for his work.
And Ivanka Trump was spotted with her father at a lunch with world leaders when he ‘exchanged pleasantries’ with Saudi Prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is said to have masterminded the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.