AOC Rips Trump for Taking Ivanka to G-20: ‘Being Someone’s Daughter Actually Isn’t a Career Qualification’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is calling out the role of the president’s daughter after a video of Ivanka interacting with several world leaders went viral on social media.

The video, originally posted to Instagram by France’s Élysée Palace, appears to show Ivanka Trump awkwardly inserting herself into a conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde.

Photos of Ivanka seated prominently among the assembled world leaders also raised questions about the role of the president’s daughter in high-level diplomacy:

Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to express her displeasure with Ivanka’s prominent presence at the event.

“It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” she wrote. “It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on.”

As IJR Red reported, former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders responded to Ocasio-Cortez by dismissing concerns about Ivanka’s role in the G-20 meeting.

“Phoning it in @AOC is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY,” Sanders wrote.[Donald Trump] & [Ivanka Trump] actually created millions of new jobs and continue to make the US stronger on the global stage but thank you for reminding Americans every day why they elected Trump.”

Ivanka’s prominent presence at the meeting also drew comparisons to Chelsea Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s daughter.

“Republicans would be drawing up articles of impeachment right now,” Intercept columnist Mehdi Hasan wrote of a hypothetical scenario where Clinton’s daughter and her husband played a similar role in the White House to Ivanka and her husband, Jared Kushner.

“Jared & Ivanka’s sole relevant qualification is being related to Trump,” Washington Post columnist Brian Klaas wrote. “Such an embarrassment.”


  1. AOC: Devoid of any intelligence does, however, appear to be a primary qualification to be a Marxist member of the United States Congress.

  2. Nepotism: the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs.

    U.S. Code § 3110. Employment of relatives; restrictions

    A public official may not appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement, in or to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official. An individual may not be appointed, employed, promoted, or advanced in or to a civilian position in an agency if such appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement has been advocated by a public official, serving in or exercising jurisdiction or control over the agency, who is a relative of the individual.

    Don’t be confused. Nepotism is against our laws.

    1. UNLESS your last name is TRUMP or married to a TRUMP.

    2. And yet it’s practiced ad infinitum by many politicians of all political persuasion with nary a peep by the electorate or the government agencies that allegedly monitor that type of thing.

      Trump is probably the most glaring example but there’s a part of me that would rather it be out front and well known than in the shadows as is the usual m.o. when it comes to nepotism.

      Just my take on it.

  3. Sorry to say it, but I agree that Ivanka and Jared should stay away. They are liberal democrat elitists as well as both make me cringe. That being said, Don,Jr. seems to be pretty terrific in his support of his father’s more conservative politics.

    1. I have picked up on Jr.’s racist and bigoted “conservative” views. He would be a good fit to replace them. But don’t get your hopes up. Trump appears to have a blind spot for Ivanka that he doesn’t have for Jr.. If you read Christie’s book, you know Trump says “Don Jr has the worst judgement in the world.” Besides, he has already has Stephen Miller for racist & bigoted “conservative views.

  4. Being a bartender isn’t a qualification either (you’re living proof)

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