Ocasio-Cortez knocks Trump for bringing Ivanka to G-20 summit | TheHill

“It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Saturday following this year’s summit in Japan. “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,” she added.

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 comments from Ocasio-Cortez came in response to a video released by the French presidential palace that shows Ivanka Trump joining a discussion involving French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronFrance’s Macron says he’ll ask Trump to suspend some Iran sanctions Facebook offers to hand hate speech suspect data to French courts Big donors haven’t given money pledged to Notre Dame restoration: report MORE, Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauOcasio-Cortez knocks Trump for bringing Ivanka to G20 summit Danny Green: Raptors visiting Trump White House a ‘hard no’ Moving into emergency mode on climate change MORE, British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayOcasio-Cortez knocks Trump for bringing Ivanka to G20 summit Conservative British politician suspended after video shows him grabbing female climate protester by neck EU leaders won’t renegotiate Brexit deal MORE and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde. 

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuOcasio-Cortez knocks Trump for bringing Ivanka to G20 summit House sends Trump border aid bill after Pelosi caves to pressure from moderates Democrats call for restraint, oversight as Trump reportedly calls back Iranian strike MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted on Sunday that he “would like to hear Ivanka Trump’s explanation about this video” before noting that she has blocked him on the social media platform. 

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 30, 2019

Conservative commentator Piers Morgan hit Ocasio-Cortez over her criticism, tweeting “Could be worse… Ivanka could have been a bar-tender 18 months ago.” 

Could be worse… Ivanka could have been a bar-tender 18 months ago. https://t.co/xAj8Guc3hH

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 30, 2019

Ocasio-Cortez, who worked as a bartender in New York before launching her successful 2018 campaign for Congress, responded to Morgan writing, “Actually, that would make government better – not worse.”

“Imagine if more people in power spent years of their lives actually working for a living. We’d probably have healthcare and living wages by now,” she wrote. 

Actually, that would make government better – not worse.

Imagine if more people in power spent years of their lives actually working for a living.

We’d probably have healthcare and living wages by now. https://t.co/HoxIyu6ftj

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2019

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

Ivanka Trump joined President Trump on his trip to Osaka, Japan, last week for the G-20 Summit. Ivanka Trump addressed efforts to elevate women in the workforce during a forum called the Special Event on Women’s Empowerment. 

While speaking, Ivanka Trump said that female empowerment was a social justice issue and an “economic and defense policy” issue, according to The Japan Times

“Every nation, including the United States, can — and should — do more,” she said before calling for female economic empowerment to be placed “at the very heart of the G-20 agenda.”

Rebecca Klar contributed. Updated 2: 58 p.m.

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