Ocasio-Cortez Blasts Ivanka Trump Over G20: She's Not 'a Qualified Diplomat'
AOC triggered by first daughter joining president at G20 summit
Ocasio-Cortez attacked the first daughter, claiming she shouldn't be attending the G20 summit with her father because she's not "a qualified diplomat."
The New York Democrat complained to her Twitter followers late Saturday and shared a video posted by a BBC reporter of Ivanka at the summit.
The short clip shows Ivanka Trump alongside her father in a discussion at G20 that included British Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders.
It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) June 30, 2019
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
“It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter.
“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.”
According to Fox News, During the global event in Osaka, Japan, Ivanka Trump represented the U.S. in meetings with leaders from China, Japan, Russia, India and Australia, the South China Morning Post reported.
She also led the U.S. delegation in a special discussion on women’s economic empowerment.
Before traveling to Asia, Ivanka Trump noted that the U.S. was the only country planning to bring an entirely female negotiating team to G-20.
The United States is the only country in the G20 with an entirely female negotiating team representing President Trump and advancing his priorities.— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 25, 2019
Looking forward to heading to Japan tomorrow! #G20Japan #WGDP
Prior to her father taking office in 2017, Ivanka Trump, 37, was an executive vice president with the Trump Organization.
While other critics besides Ocasio-Cortez have criticized the president for giving roles in his administration to his daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, Ocasio-Cortez has faced complaints regarding her boyfriend, Riley Roberts.
Earlier this year it was revealed that Roberts had received $6,000 from a political action committee linked to Ocasio-Cortez during her congressional campaign.
The Federal Election Commission recently told the PAC, Justice Democrats, that it has opened an investigation into the allegation as well as other claims, Independent Journal Review reported.
That same month, Ocasio-Cortez faced ethics questions after reports that Roberts had received a congressional email account.
Then more allegations followed.