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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez calls for Stephen Miller to resign over leaked emails Ocasio-Cortez meets Sasha Velour following DC performance Sanders 'very concerned about what appears to be a coup' in Bolivia MORE (D-N.Y.) is criticizing President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump faces high stakes in meeting with Erdoğan amid impeachment drama Democrats worry they don't have right candidate to beat Trump Trump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report MORE for bringing his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpOvernight Defense: Families sue over safety hazards at Army base | Lawmakers, NBA's Enes Kanter speak out ahead of Erdoğan visit | Washington braces for public impeachment hearings Bolton suggests Trump's Turkey policy motivated by personal, financial interest: NBC Ivanka Trump: Whistleblower identity 'not particularly relevant' 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 MacronNATO is not brain dead yet Trump, NATO chief to meet at White House Macron: NATO experiencing 'brain death' MORE, Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauA third-party Green candidate is greatest threat to Democrats Forget Greenland — Trump should offer statehood to these Canadian provinces How Justin Trudeau can make his second act a success MORE, British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayThe US needs a Secretary of Loneliness EU pushes Brexit deadline back to Jan. 31 Hold the Brexit Champagne MORE and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde. 

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuWyden urges FCC to secure 5G networks against cyber threats Democrat hits White House spokeswoman after Trump appointee changes testimony PETA asks DOJ to stop conducting training that harms animals 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.