Ocasio-Cortez: Ivanka Trump is not a 'qualified diplomat'

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    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Rep.&nbsp;Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., sharply criticized the White House on Saturday night after a video emerged of an awkward Ivanka Trump moment at the G-20 summit.” data-reactid=”15″>Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., sharply criticized the White House on Saturday night after a video emerged of an awkward Ivanka Trump moment at the G-20 summit.

    “It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote, saying the situation hurt the U.S. diplomatic standing in the world.

    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at a hearing on Capitol Hill. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    “The US needs our President working the G20,” she added. “Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn’t hurt either.”

    Ocasio-Cortez was reacting to the viral video, posted by BBC journalist Parham Ghobadi, which he described as Ivanka Trump, a senior adviser to President Trump, trying to “get involved” in a conversation with several world leaders: French President Emmanuel Macron, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde.

    The encounter drew widespread mockery online.

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="President Trump also attended the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, before heading to South Korea. He then met and held a&nbsp;photo op with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un&nbsp;at the demilitarized zone.” data-reactid=”33″>President Trump also attended the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, before heading to South Korea. He then met and held a photo op with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the demilitarized zone.

    Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star and freshman lawmaker, has generated endless headlines with tweets calling out both her critics and the Trump administration.

    <p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="She has previously called out the first daughter and real estate heiress for&nbsp;criticizing the idea of a guaranteed job.” data-reactid=”35″>She has previously called out the first daughter and real estate heiress for criticizing the idea of a guaranteed job.

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