Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump for interjecting Canadian and British leaders during the G20 Summit in Osaka, and said, "being someone’s daughter, actually, isn’t a career qualification."
The comment came shortly after a video of Ivanka at the G20 summit on Saturday went viral.
The clip showed her attempt to join a conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The clip also showed International Monetary Fund (IMF) director Christine Lagarde's expression as she appeared determined to ignore the fashion designer-turned-presidential adviser.
The New York representative, along with hundreds of social media users, also gave her take on the awkward exchange, writing: "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.”
California representative Ted Lieu also questioned Ivanka's purpose at the G20 summit, also noting that she had blocked him on social media. Reports state that apart from her awkward interactions with the world leaders, Ivanka participated in the summit by speaking in the Special Event on Women’s Empowerment forum.
"Every nation, including the United States, can — and should — do more,” she said of elevating women in the workforce. “If we propose bold solutions and challenge the limits of the past, we’ll empower women to lift their families out of poverty, to grow the economies in their countries and to deliver greater peace and prosperity to millions around the world," she said, according to The Japan Times.
After AOC's attack on Ivanka, former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders hit back at the Congresswoman, saying: "phone it in @AOC is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY."
Sanders was referring to the Democrat Socialist's role in 'thwarting' Amazon’s plans to build part of its second headquarters in Long Island City.
Sanders also added that President Trump and Ivanka had assisted in creating "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."