Ivanka Trump And Chelsea Clinton Defend Malia Obama's Right To Privacy

The first daughters believe some things should be off limits.



Just ten years old when her family moved into the White House, Malia Obama spent most of her adolescence growing up in the spotlight of the media. Now, as she continues to transition into a somewhat normal life as a private citizen and college student, some are calling for the media to give Obama a break. After stories about the 19-year-old's personal life appeared in several publications this week, fellow first daughters Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton defended Obama and her right to privacy. 

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton spoke up Friday after videos were leaked that allegedly show Barack and Michelle Obama's oldest daughter blowing smoke rings and kissing someone while tailgating before a football game at Harvard, where Malia is currently a freshman. 

"Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers," Trump tweeted. "She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits."

Later, Clinton, who has previously criticized the media coverage of Trump's half-brother Baron, 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."

Many on social media pointed out that Malia's behavior isn't atypical of the average 19-year-old and that the former first daughter was being harassed for essentially acting like a college student. 



While Trump and Clinton might not always agree on politics, it seems that first daughters always have each other's backs.

Cover image via Pete Souza / White House Archives.

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