“Being Someone’s Daughter Isn’t a Career Qualification”: AOC Rips Ivanka at G20
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A viral video of Ivanka’s awkward exchange with foreign leaders has Democrats questioning her role.

The G20 circus continues—this time without President Trump as its ringleader. Capping off a whiplash-inducing weekend of her father laughing off Russian election meddling and sparring with Jimmy Carter, Ivanka Trump assumed the spotlight Saturday with an awkward interjection toward Canadian and U.K. leaders, earning a solid burn by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the process.

It all started when footage of Trump’s eldest daughter at the G20 summit went viral, showcasing Ivanka’s labored attempt to join a conversation circle that included French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The expression on International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagarde, who seemed especially determined to ignore the fashion designer-turned-presidential adviser, was particularly cringe-inducing.

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Ivanka’s questionable role in her father’s administration is nothing new, but Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put a fine point on the embarrassing exchange over Twitter. “It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “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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California representative Ted Lieu likewise questioned Ivanka’s purpose in attending the G20 summit, simultaneously noting that she’d blocked him on social media.

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Trump otherwise participated in the weekend’s G20 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, according to The Japan Times. “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.”

The White House has yet to respond to Ocasio-Cortez’s words, but a presidential tweet or heckling from the Trump boys can’t be far behind.

From: VANITYFAIR