Ivanka Trump defended Malia Obama after conservative websites circulated photos of the former president’s adult daughter blowing smoke rings — and the current president’s fans howled in rage.
The 19-year-old Obama is now a student at Harvard University, and photos of her doing young adult things like attending concerts, kissing young men and smoking have been published by tabloids and right-wing sites.
“Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers,” Trump tweeted Friday afternoon. “She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits.”
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.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) November 24, 2017
Many social media users agreed with Trump, saying Obama was an adult and not even a public figure — but others lashed out in anger.
Dont give her attention. Let her fade out like the rest of these shills
— You got it all wrong (@prodykal81) November 24, 2017
How come we NEVER see @BarackObama say this about attacks on you & your family? He never once said this when Barron was & still is constantly attacked
Classy of the Trump family to say this but not deserved by the Obamas
— Pink Star (@Alpha_Lady1) November 24, 2017
When she has tax payer funded security she's fair game
— Chloe (@infidelchloe) November 24, 2017
But don’t you think she has to be respectful of her fathers position as a former president and not put a smear on that? The same was said about the Bush girls. They are a presidential Family. Like it or not.
— Karen Skarlatos (@KSkarlatos) November 24, 2017
She looks like a baboon when she blows smoke rings.
— (((Randall Weems))) many are asking no i am not ga (@DSARubsHands) November 24, 2017
It's shows you the moral standards Obama has. Wile the left hates the trumps they will defend there kids would they do the same for them no
— Matt Carrier (@realMattCarrier) November 24, 2017
Besides Malia Obama is "Old News"
— Hornet (@Hornet238) November 24, 2017
Sorry I respect and admire the Trump family and yours. But hell no, look at the attacks against Baron the youngest Trump. No way if they attack the Trump Family she have the right to defend the Trump Families every way possible. They attack we the silent Maj will attack
— As I See It (@AsISeeIt14) November 24, 2017
I'D Like It IF HER OR HER FAMILY WAS Not TALKED ABOUT.ENOUGH FOR 8YEARS.
— Kate shes (@Kateshes1) November 24, 2017
Malia Obama is also irrelevant so combined with giving her privacy, who actually gives a poop about anything she does?
— kurt pilz (@belvidude61) November 24, 2017
She is a bad apple in a rotting barrel…
— WW (@WW300mag) November 24, 2017
As long as my tax dollars are paying her security nope sorry. Price you pay for the money you take
— Bob (@BobSchoen1) November 24, 2017
Add to that the fact that if I listed 1,000,000 things I care about in descending order she'd be at the very bottom.
— Lou Filliger (@LFilliger) November 24, 2017
Naw she doesn’t. She open for all to address
— William David Bell (@WilliamDavidBe4) November 24, 2017
Not when she CHOOSES to put herself in compromising positions. She is an adult. If she wants privacy, she should try living privately. To think otherwise is naive!
— Who is John Galt? (@Dagny_Galt) November 24, 2017
It is the Liberal Media that keeps dragging her front and center! We would love her to disappear in the background and fade away!
— Sandra Taylor (@sltnurse) November 24, 2017
Malia interned for Harvey Weinstein! On Obama's blessing!
Obama is sick
— David G Seaman (@SeamanReal) November 24, 2017