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

Former White House press secretary Sarah HuckabeeSarah Elizabeth SandersMcEnany stamps her brand on White House press operation Sanders mocks NY Times urging DNC to investigate Biden allegations: 'I thought it was an Onion headline' Donald Trump: The Boomer TV president MORE Sanders on Sunday slammed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezNew York City issues Monday night curfew amid protests Engel primary challenger drops out, endorses fellow challenger Trump says he will designate antifa a terrorist organization MORE (D-N.Y.) after the freshman lawmaker criticized White House adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpTrump: food chain 'almost working perfectly again' Lilly Wachowski claps back at Ivanka Trump and Elon Musk's 'red pill' exchange Trump says he gave officials 'option' to wear masks at Rose Garden event 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 TrumpSessions accepts 'Fox News Sunday' invitation to debate, Tuberville declines Priest among those police cleared from St. John's Church patio for Trump visit Trump criticizes CNN on split-screen audio of Rose Garden address, protesters clashing with police 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 MacronPresidents and 'presidents' Trump postpones G-7, plans to invite Russia, other nations German chancellor says she 'cannot confirm' she'll attend possible G7 summit MORE, Canadian Prime Minister Justin TrudeauJustin Pierre James TrudeauCanada's Trudeau responds to Trump: Russia not welcome in G-7 Trump, Putin talk G-7 plans German chancellor says she 'cannot confirm' she'll attend possible G7 summit MORE, British Prime Minister Theresa MayTheresa Mary MayNo 'post-Brexit doom' indeed: Watch Britain boldly move forward Labour's loss should tell Democrats not to tack too far to the left Is Corbyn handing Brexit to Boris Johnson? 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 responds to viral video: 'Costco has a right to require that customers wear a mask' Bipartisan Senate group offers new help to state, local governments California Democrat blasts Huntington Beach protesters: They 'undoubtedly spread the virus' 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."