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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is criticizing President Trump for bringing his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump to the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit, saying it “hurts our diplomatic standing.”
“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 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 Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, British Prime Minister Theresa May and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde.
Rep. Ted Lieu (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.
I would like to hear Ivanka Trump’s explanation about this video.
Oh wait, Senior White House Advisor @IvankaTrump blocked me. Can you forward the below video to her and ask for her response? Thanks.
P.S. Can you also ask her why Jared Kushner still has a security clearance? https://t.co/qQ4xdrrpyl
— 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.”