The White House has issued a statement Monday in response to Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s and other “haters” that have been criticizing senior adviser Ivanka Trump’s performance at the G-20 Summit in Japan. That statement said that those critics are “pathetic.”
The President’s daughter, Ivanka, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump, attended the G-20 Summit last week and spoke at a womens’ empowerment event with British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
However, a video that has been making the rounds that seemingly shows Ivanka awkwardly trying to interject herself into a conversation with world leaders, drew attention away from any actual diplomacy Ivanka may have achieved at the summit. The video, posted on the French Presidential palace’s Instagram page, quickly went viral.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) tweeted about the video, asserting, “It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification.”
The Official White House Response to Criticism of Ivanka
White House deputy communications secretary Jessica Ditto responded to the criticism in a statement to The New York Times, calling the video a “misrepresentation.”
The Official Statement went on to say, “It is sad but not shocking that the haters choose to attack Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to the president, when she is promoting U.S. efforts to empower women through strategic partnerships with world leaders,” Ditto said, adding that the attacks are “absolutely pathetic.”
Unofficially, Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tore into AOC after the freshman lawmaker criticized Ivanka.
“Phoning it in @AOC is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY,” Sanders tweeted. “@realDonaldTrump & @IvankaTrump 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.”