Who would have thought that Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton would be singing off the same hymnbook page?
And to think the object of their shared melody would be Malia Obama.
Ivanka has scolded reporters for essentially stalking Malia while the elder Obama daughter attends Harvard University.
Ivanka tweeted this message: “Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers. She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits.”
There you go. That comes from the daughter — and senior adviser — of the president of the United States.
Then came this from Chelsea Clinton, daughter of another former president and a would-be president who lost the 2016 election to Ivanka’s father: “Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better.”
Some paparazzi had snapped some pictures of Malia Obama smooching with a Harvard student and — gasp! — smoking a cigarette. The photos went viral, prompting the two presidents’ daughters to come to Malia’s defense.
Indeed, they both understand how the media can pry into people’s private lives, given their own parents’ high profile. Chelsea Clinton even weighed in when some in the media criticized 11-year-old Barron Trump’s wardrobe choices at a public event. Chelsea wrote at the time: “It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves.”
I’m with Ivanka and Chelsea. Leave Malia alone!