Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls out Ivanka Trump's G20 Summit blunder: 'Being someone's daughter actually isn't a career'

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is calling out Ivanka Trump after a video of the Presidential Advisor attempting to chat with world leaders at the G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan went viral.

Ocasio-Cortez, who currently represents New York’s 14th congressional district, spoke out on Twitter after a video from the summit showed Trump, 37, awkwardly trying to join in on a conversation.

“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.”

In the video, Trump is seen attempting to participate in a discussion alongside French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Also present is Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, who appears to disregard Trump’s attempts to join in on the conversation.

Soon after the video surfaced, Twitter commenters chimed in with responses.

“Ivanka Trump is every rich media intern whose dad plays golf with management and will eventually be your editor,” Shafik Mandhai wrote.

“The expression on Lagarde’s face,” wrote professor and author Daniel W. Drezner.

“The power of the side eye from Lagarde just boosted my phone battery 10%,” replied user Christy Davis.

“Why is Ivanka Trump in a discussion with Macron, May, Lagarde, and Trudeau? Two years ago she was a "fashion designer" stealing designs from other designers, and selling condos using deceptive tactics. She shouldn't be representing the United States in any capacity,” another user chimed in.

@IvankaTrump is so terribly embarrassing it gives me knots in my stomach. Christine Lagarde is probably one of the smartest women on the planet and is no doubt wondering why she must entertain the #LiarInChief’s shoe-counterfeiting daughter,” another user wrote.

Trump did manage to get in some speaking time at the G20, however. During her speech at the Special Event on Women’s Empowerment, Trump called on world leaders to prioritize empowering women, and even praised her father’s administration for establishing the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity initiative, the Japan Times reports.

“Every nation, including the United States, can — and should — do more,” she added.

“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,” Trump told the crowd.

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