A recent report by CNN stated that US State Secretary Rex Tillerson would not send a high-level delegation for Ivanka Trump, who is visiting an entrepreneurship summit in India.
Many on Twitter questioned whether Ms. Trump – who is not an elected official or an appointed government worker – should be allowed to play a role in foreign policy.
Is he questioning @IvankaTrump’s qualifications? Or is she going as a private citizen to promote employing Indian women in sweatshops?— ❄️Fran Osborn❄️ (@PatsSoxFran) 24 ноября 2017 г.
And who is paying for her vacation to India? Americans? And why should we pay for her trip? Bodyguards? Airplanes? hotels? Blah, blah, blah. She is not an elected official. GROUND HERE!!— Barb (@bamllirb) 24 ноября 2017 г.
My my my--so, all this nepotism is finally beginning to stink enough that even DC insiders can smell it!!! THE Q: Are you and I and other taxpayers picking up the tab so Daddy's little girl gets to play w/ the Big Kids?@1abbi234— Abbi Kat (@1abbi234) 24 ноября 2017 г.
She has no right representing our country! She was not elected by the people nor did she sit through approval of congress or senate! She does not represent the American people! Then again her father wasn't elected by the popular vote just an archaic system! @realDonaldTrump liar!— Tim Calandrino (@TimCalandrino1) 24 ноября 2017 г.
One twitterian even described her as "diplomat Barbie."
Can’t believe I’m agreeing with someone in @realDonaldTrump team BUT Tillerson is right!! I thought daughter/wife @IvankaTrump was trump’s advisor but seems little princess wants to play “diplomat Barbie” while advancing her private business NO WAY!!!— Arsenal Gooner! (@gma_27) 24 ноября 2017 г.
Some also noted that Ivanka Trump is just one of many people in the Trump team without credible experience in politics.
Secretary of State Tillerson is retaliating against Ivanka Trump, daughter and senior advisor to the POTUS, by under-staffing an official US delegation to India, the most populous democracy on Earth. Are there any professionals left running our government?— Greg Sarafan, Esq. (@GSarafan) 24 ноября 2017 г.
This is terrifying. trump, tillerson, bannon, miller, ivanka, jared, etc have NO political knowledge or experience. No background in legal issues, world politics or history. They are COMPLETELY UNQUALIFIED to make life altering decisions on world matters.— ❤🐘Samantha❤🐘 (@sambewitched123) 25 ноября 2017 г.
Tillerson’s decision has reportedly indicated a new spike in tensions between the US top diplomat and the White House. A source in the State Department told CNN that Tillerson does not want to "bolster" Ivanka Trump’s position on the international stage.
1) Tillerson is a petty overlord, angry about Ivanka conducting diplomacy outside of his control 2) He is savagely laying waste to the State Department, firing and forcing out skilled diplomats. 3) literally, the State Dept has no one to assist anymore. It’s a skeletal crew— Got Speech? (@MoneyIsSpeech) 26 ноября 2017 г.
Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support Ivanka Trump on her trip to Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India.— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) 25 ноября 2017 г.
Can anyone do anything in The White House without causing drama?
The pettiness is showing serious cracks internally. pic.twitter.com/mKe7lNPd5f
Ms. Trump received another portion of attention from Twitter users when she made a stand for former President Barack Obama’s eldest daughter, Malia, after a video showing her smoking went viral. Malia Obama is now 19, and she is a student at Harvard University.
Ivanka has sweatshops in China & uses her WH "job" to promote them— Alt Fed Employee (@Alt_FedEmployee) 24 ноября 2017 г.
Trump Jr committed treason & kills elephants for fun
Eric Trump stole money meant for kids with cancer
19yr old Malia Obama was smoking
GOP: OMG, THE OBAMA'S ARE RUINING AMERICA!!!
"She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits," Ivanka Trump said on Twitter.
Not everyone, however, believed that her gesture was sincere.
Everything he or his family touches has to do with his lying, cheating, misogynist past. Ivanka lies by association & sometimes directly. Sentiment in original post was not genuine.— Michael_Rose (@Michael_Rose) 24 ноября 2017 г.
No one's really sure what Ivanka Trump does and why she has security clearance and a White House office, but sure, stay outraged about Malia Obama.— #DreamActNow (@TUSK81) 24 ноября 2017 г.
Make that statement publicly on Fox News, so that your father & his followers hear it. Otherwise, your tweet is useless & phony.— DebraNYC (@debra_hendler) 24 ноября 2017 г.
Others said the situation is not a big deal and should not be taken too seriously.
Smoking is disrespectful? Smh. She's being a college student doing nothing wrong.— Devin Baur (@Devinbret) 24 ноября 2017 г.
Clinton got head in the oval office, Hillary hides emails, Bush raped the economy, Ivanka gets disowned in public, Malia smokes weed.. What's the problem? Everybody is human and far from perfect. Being political doesn't make you a saint! Smoke ya weed #Malia ✊🤘👏👌😎— Strapp-G (@Strapp74G) 26 ноября 2017 г.
Meanwhile, Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, also took to Twitter to defend Malia Obama.
"Malia Obama's private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better," she said.
Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) 24 ноября 2017 г.
ivanka trump and chelsea clinton defending malia obama to the public is frankly rad as hell and i’m 100% here for it— ashley margolis (@ashleyymargolis) 26 ноября 2017 г.