Sarah Sanders hits Ocasio-Cortez over criticism of Ivanka Trump's G-20 appearance

Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersBiden pledges return to daily press briefings as president Sarah Sanders: I will walk out of the White House 'with my head held high' Trump directs Pentagon to develop policy allowing service academy athletes to go pro right away MORE Sanders on Sunday slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezGeorge Conway calls Trump a 'racist president' in new op-ed House Democrats introduce resolution condemning Trump for 'racist' comments Trump's family separation policy has taken US to 'lowest depth possible,' says former immigration lawyer MORE (D-N.Y.) after the freshman lawmaker criticized White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpLiberal think tank: GOP paid parental leave proposals are too narrow Ivanka Trump's women's initiative unveils million in new grants The Hill's Morning Report - House Democrats clash over next steps at border MORE's attendance at the Group of 20 (G-20) summit. 

"Phoning it in @AOC is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY," Sanders tweeted. "@realDonaldTrump & @IvankaTrump actually created millions of new jobs and continue to make the US stronger on the global stage but thank you for reminding Americans everyday why they elected Trump."

The comments from Sanders came as President TrumpDonald John TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA MORE's daughter faced mounting scrutiny over her presence at the G-20 summit in Japan, an event that convened leaders from around the globe. 

Ocasio-Cortez and others voiced outrage after the French presidential palace released a video showing Ivanka Trump joining a discussion involving French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronProtests storm Champs Elysees after Bastille Day parade Democrats' policies hurt those they claim to help Iran announces it has passed uranium enrichment limit MORE, Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauTrudeau rips Trump over attacks on Democratic lawmakers: 'That is not how we do things in Canada' Sarah Sanders hits Ocasio-Cortez over criticism of Ivanka Trump's G-20 appearance Macron's office 'didn't anticipate the reaction' after sharing Ivanka Trump video clip MORE, British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayTheresa May calls Trump remarks 'completely unacceptable' British police probe leak of diplomatic memos Trump changes tune on ex-British ambassador: 'We wish him well' MORE and International Monetary Fund Chairwoman Christine Lagarde.  

Ocasio-Cortez condemned President Trump's decision to bring his daughter to the event, saying it hurt the U.S.'s diplomatic standing. 

"It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification," Ocasio-Cortez tweeted after the video was released. "It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on."

Rep. Ted LieuTed W. LieuTed Lieu: Trump a 'racist ass' House Democrats request briefing on Epstein, Acosta Members to have little time to question Mueller MORE (D-Calif.) tweeted on Sunday that he "would like to hear Ivanka Trump's explanation about this video." The hashtag "#UnwantedIvanka" trended on Twitter early Monday after users began editing her into iconic photos. 

Ivanka Trump has tagged along with President Trump for his last two visits to the G-20 summit. This year, she addressed efforts to elevate women in the workforce during a forum called the Special Event on Women’s Empowerment. 

An official with the French presidential palace said in a statement Monday that the government did not "anticipate" the overwhelming, largely mocking response to the video, Politico reported

"It is sad but not shocking that the haters choose to attack Ivanka Trump, a senior advisor to the President, when she is promoting U.S. efforts to empower women through strategic partnerships with world leaders," Jessica Ditto, deputy White House communications director, said in a statement to The Hill. "The G20 and ROK [Republic of Korea] visits were substantive and historic. Thanks to President Trump’s leadership our country is more prosperous and secure."