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

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezBipartisan bill would ban lawmakers from buying, selling stocks The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - J&J vax rollout today; third woman accuses Cuomo 'Lucky': Inside Ocasio-Cortez's endorsement of Sanders MORE (D-N.Y.) is criticizing President TrumpDonald TrumpHouse passes voting rights and elections reform bill DEA places agent seen outside Capitol during riot on leave Georgia Gov. Kemp says he'd 'absolutely' back Trump as 2024 nominee MORE for bringing his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpTrump Jr. was deposed in inauguration funds probe Former Trump officials eye bids for political office The Hill's Morning Report - Disaster politics hobble Cruz, Cuomo 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 MacronCan anyone keep hackers out? Nope, and that's not a problem Macron urges US, EU to share vaccine doses Biden to champion alliances, democracy as he meets with foreign partners MORE, Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauBiden strikes optimistic tone in meeting with Mexican president White House: US will help Mexico after Americans vaccinated The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump teases on 2024 run MORE, British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayThe Hill's Morning Report - Biden takes office, calls for end to 'uncivil war' Money talks: Why China is beating America in Asia China is winning the war for global tech dominance MORE and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde. 

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuPelosi, lawmakers denounce violence against Asian Americans Riot probe to likely focus on McCarthy-Trump call Progressives urge Biden pick for attorney general to prosecute Trump 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.