By Ali Shaker/VOA via Wikimedia Commons
The eldest daughter of US President Donald Trump and top White House adviser, Ivanka Trump, criticised the recent media coverage of Malia Obama, a 19-year-old freshman at Harvard who is the eldest daughter of Barack Obama, the former President of the United States.
On Friday, Ivanka 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.”
Briefly after, Chelsea Clinton, another former first daughter of the US, tweeted a similar sentiment.
In a tweet, Clinton stated: “Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better.”
During the past week, videos of Malia Obama smoking and kissing another student from Harvard at a football game went viral.
Clinton and Trump are both acquainted intimately with invasive tabloid coverage, both as White House resident and as children of fathers with high-profile personal lives that have been the subject of countless scrutiny by the media.
Clinton has also spoken out against criticisms that were made by the media regarding a child of the current president of the United States.
In August, responding to critiques of the fashion choices of 11-year-old Barron Trump, Clinton wrote in a tweet: “It’s high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves.”
Melania Trump, the First Lady of the United States, thanked Clinton for her defence of her son and called the said media coverage a form of cyberbullying.