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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOmar fends off primary challenge in Minnesota On The Money: McConnell says it's time to restart coronavirus talks | New report finds majority of Americans support merger moratorium | Corporate bankruptcies on pace for 10-year high Hillicon Valley: Facebook removed over 22 million posts for hate speech in second quarter | Republicans introduce bill to defend universities against hackers targeting COVID-19 research | Facebook's Sandberg backs Harris as VP pick MORE (D-N.Y.) is criticizing President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE for bringing his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpUS should support Ngozi for WTO Director General   Trump administration awarding M in housing grants to human trafficking survivors Deutsche Bank launches investigation into longtime banker of Trump, Kushner 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 MacronThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Negotiators signal relief bill stuck, not dead Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran International leaders pledge nearly 0M in aid after Beirut explosion MORE, Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauCanada vows to retaliate against Trump tariffs  Are US-Japan relations on the rocks? US to restrict border crossings for another month: reports MORE, British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayAre US-Japan relations on the rocks? Trump insulted UK's May, called Germany's Merkel 'stupid' in calls: report Bolton says Boris Johnson is 'playing Trump like a fiddle' MORE and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde. 

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuCalifornia Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup GOP official says Elizabeth Warren 'endorses voter fraud' after joke about Bailey voting for Biden Milley confirms soldiers deployed to DC amid unrest were given bayonets 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.