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Trump and Clinton’s Daughters Defend Malia Obama

Trump and Clinton’s Daughters Defend Malia Obama

Monday, 27 November, 2017 - 06:30
Former US President Barack Obama and his daughter Malia in 2016. (Reuters)

Two members of the First Daughters' Club sprang into action when one of their own came under attack.

Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump defended Malia Obama, a student at Harvard, the university from which her father graduated.

Typically, the media refrains from reporting on the personal lives of those ladies, however, in the social media era, many people do not respect privacy.

This week, conservative media outlets have been circulating and reporting on videos that show Malia Obama kissing a young man before a football game.

This video caught the attention of Chelsea Clinton, who contacted other members from the First Daughters' Club. Both Clinton and Trump tweeted criticism of the violation of Obama’s daughter’s privacy.

Trump tweeted: “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.”

For her part, Clinton tweeted: “Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait.”

During Barack Obama’s last year in office in 2016, social media outlets reported that Malia is pregnant with a white friend, and that the White House was working, at the time, to hide the pregnancy, and arrange for an abortion. However, the White House denied the news.

Earlier this year, when the Obama family left the White House, Barbara and Gina Bush, daughters of former President George W. Bush, wrote to Malia and her sister, Sasha, about life after the White House.

They recalled their first meeting with them in 2008, when Obama won the presidency for the first time.

They wrote: "Malia and Sasha: Eight years ago, on a cold day, you were greeted on the threshold of the White House. We saw light and caution in your eyes, while you were staring at your new home.”

They added: “At that time, we traveled to Washington to accompany you in your first visit to the White House, where we had lived beautiful years. Together, we saw former President Lincoln’s bedroom, and the bedroom we used to sleep in. We knew all the people who would serve you, such as the florists, chefs and servants. They have always dedicated their efforts to make this historic house a comfortable home for any family to live in.”

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