Ocasio-Cortez knocks Trump for bringing Ivanka to G-20 summit

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezDemocrats face full legislative plate and rising tensions McCarthy on Dems' spending bill: 'The amount of money we spent to win World War II' On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Pelosi plows full speed ahead on jam-packed agenda MORE (D-N.Y.) is criticizing President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE for bringing his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpTrump Tower debt added to watch list as vacancies rise House panel tees up Trump executive privilege fight in Jan. 6 probe Mary Trump doesn't see her cousins connecting with GOP MORE to the Group of 20 (G-20) Summit, saying it "hurts our diplomatic standing."

"It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted on Saturday following this year's summit in Japan. "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," she added.

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The comments from Ocasio-Cortez came in response to a video released by the French presidential palace that shows Ivanka Trump joining a discussion involving French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Rocky US alliances as Biden heads to UN assembly Five things to watch as Biden heads to the UN France began doubting Australian submarine deal in June: report MORE, Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats return to disappointment on immigration The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by National Industries for the Blind - Tight security for Capitol rally; Biden agenda slows Obama backs Trudeau in Canadian election MORE, British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayOvernight Defense: Pentagon chief defends Milley after Trump book criticism | Addresses critical race theory | Top general says Taliban has 'strategic momentum' in war Will Ocasio-Cortez challenge Biden or Harris in 2024? The Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' MORE and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde. 

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuMcCarthy jokes it'll be hard not to 'hit' Pelosi with gavel if he is Speaker Court finds Democratic donor Ed Buck guilty of all charges in connection to two men's deaths Press: Give those unemployed writers a job! MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted on Sunday that he "would like to hear Ivanka Trump's explanation about this video" before noting that she has blocked him on the social media platform. 

Conservative commentator Piers Morgan hit Ocasio-Cortez over her criticism, tweeting "Could be worse... Ivanka could have been a bar-tender 18 months ago." 

Ocasio-Cortez, who worked as a bartender in New York before launching her successful 2018 campaign for Congress, responded to Morgan writing, "Actually, that would make government better - not worse."

"Imagine if more people in power spent years of their lives actually working for a living. We’d probably have healthcare and living wages by now," she wrote. 

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill. 

Ivanka Trump joined President Trump on his trip to Osaka, Japan, last week for the G-20 Summit. Ivanka Trump addressed efforts to elevate women in the workforce during a forum called the Special Event on Women’s Empowerment. 

While speaking, Ivanka Trump said that female empowerment was a social justice issue and an "economic and defense policy" issue, according to The Japan Times

"Every nation, including the United States, can — and should — do more,” she said before calling for female economic empowerment to be placed "at the very heart of the G-20 agenda."

Rebecca Klar contributed. Updated 2:58 p.m.