Ivanka Trump, Chelsea Clinton-- both agree Malia Obama deserves her privacy

First daughters of Trump and Clinton both came to the defense of former first daughter Malia Obama after videos and photos surfaced of what looks to show her kissing a young man and then smoking a cigarette at Harvard University tailgate.
By Zoe Poindexter | Nov 25, 2017
Current and former first daughters Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton have agreed on one recent topic-- Malia Obama, daughter of the 44th president, has a right to privacy from the media and press.

Both Trump and Clinton rushed to social media to defend the 19-year-old Harvard University freshman when videos and photos surfaced on the internet appearing to show her kissing a young man and then smoking a cigarette on campus.

"Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school-aged peers," Trump, 36, who serves as an assistant to the president, wrote on Twitter Friday Nov. 24. "She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits."

Clinton, 37, also tweeted on Friday, writing, "Malia Obama's private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better."

However, this isn't the first time the former first daughter has experienced a violation of her privacy. In October 2015, photos surfaced of Malia allegedly participating in a game of beer pong while on a visit to Brown University for a college tour.

In the editorial pages of the Brown Daily Herald, the students who posted the photos wrote an apology stating: "The motivation to take these pictures was obvious: being at a party with the president's daughter was an exciting, unexpected moment that many of us wanted to share with our friends."

The White House confirmed in a statement in May 2016 that Malia had decided to enroll at Harvard after taking some time off once she graduated high school. Former president Barack Obama told CBSdropping off his eldest off at Harvard in August"was a little like having open heart surgery."


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