AOC Slams Ivanka Trump For Attending G20, Interacting With Foreign Leaders

AOC Slams Ivanka Trump For Attending G20, Interacting With Foreign Leaders

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said, “being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification.”

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) just had to add her two cents to the controversy swirling around Ivanka Trump after a clip surfaced from the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, which appears to show the first daughter trying to insert herself into a conversation of world leaders, to the chagrin of some of those gathered.

Ivanka Trump, a top aide to her father, not only accompanied President Trump to the G20 but took part in meetings with foreign leaders.

“It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” Ocasio-Cortez 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.”

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The video was posted to Twitter by BBC journalist Parham Ghobadi and shows Ivanka Trump speaking with several world leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde.

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“Ivanka Trump appears to be trying to get involved in a talk among Macron, May, Trudeau and Lagarde (IMF head). The video is released by French Presidential palace,” Ghobadi wrote.

Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, whose final day in the administration was Friday, came to the defense of the Trump presidency and Ivanka Trump.

“Phoning it in @AOC is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY,” Sanders tweeted. “@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.”

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Ocasio-Cortez played a major role in thwarting Amazon’s plans to build part of its HQ2 in Long Island City. She was one of several elected officials who pushed back on Amazon’s planned expansion pointing at the secrecy of the deal itself, the lack of public input and the potential for gentrification and displacement resulting from 25,000 new highly paid tech workers in the area.