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    Ivanka Trump Steals the Show on Twitter Over Tillerson, Obama's Daughter Remark

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    The daughter of US President Donald Trump has become a popular subject of discussion on Twitter over two different incidents in recent days.

    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.

    ​One twitterian even described her as "diplomat Barbie."

    ​Some also noted that Ivanka Trump is just one of many people in the Trump team without credible experience in politics.

    ​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.

    ​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.

    ​"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.

    ​Others said the situation is not a big deal and should not be taken too seriously.

    ​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.


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