Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) added her two cents to the controversy swirling around Ivanka Trump after a clip surfaced from the G20 summit in which the first daughter appears to be inserting herself into a conversation of world leaders, to the chagrin of some of those gathered.
It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification.
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. https://t.co/KCZMXJ8FD9
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2019
The White House responded to the criticism of Trump in a statement to the New York Times, calling the attacks “absolutely pathetic” and a “misrepresentation.”
Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also posted a statement, calling out Ocasio-Cortez for “wasting” her time on Twitter.
Phoning it in @AOC is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY. @realDonaldTrump & @IvankaTrump actually created millions of new jobs and continue to make the US stronger on the global stage but thank you for reminding Americans everyday why they elected Trump. https://t.co/uGN4GXgAsC
— Sarah Huckabee Sanders (@SarahHuckabee) July 1, 2019
Watch the awkward moment here, via The Guardian: