Former first daughters support Malia Obama amid recent backlash while Ivanka stays silent
On Monday, former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama’s oldest daughter, Malia Obama, received some backlash for underage drinking. Pictures of her at a Miami getaway with friends were published by the media.
Malia Obama, 20, was targeted by “The Daily Mail” at the beginning of this week by publishing a "secret" Facebook account picture she’d shared. The post described President Donald Trump as “evil.”
Malia Obama is a private citizen. No part of her life should be anyone’s clickbait.— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 19, 2019
However, the main story revealed that while in Miami Obama was seen drinking rosé. The Whispering Angel rosé costs $80 on the resort’s wine list.
Trump supporters condemned her actions as “privileged and #illegal.” Conservative talk show host, Andrew Wilkow tweeted that the former first daughter was “Living like the 1%? Drinking underage? Let’s see the #democrats and media scream about ‘privilege’ here …”
However, Obama received overwhelming support from previous first daughters. On the same day that the story came out, Chelsea Clinton took to Twitter to berate those who were attacking her fellow first daughter.
OMG Malia Obama is a human with political opinions and also enjoys wine.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 18, 2019
She wrote, “Malia Obama is a private citizen. No part of her life should be anyone’s clickbait.” Jenna Bush Hager agreed with Clinton with her own tweet.
Wait, Malia Obama hates the dude who fueled an 8-year campaign of racist lies claiming her dad wasn't born in America? Go figure. https://t.co/ABOOjtiZcx— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) February 18, 2019
“Hesitant to add anything to such a nothing-story, but agree with @ChelseaClinton whole heartedly (sic). Please don’t click on silly stories and let’s give Malia privacy.”
People should really mind their own business. Malia is a young adult and deserves to enjoy her life.— Donna Gholson (@h_dgholson) February 19, 2019
The current first daughter, Ivanka Trump, chose not to get involved. Other people who supported Obama were conservative commentator Ben Shapiro who wrote, “OMG Malia Obama is a human with political opinions and also enjoys wine.”
Incredibly, if you're Malia Obama you don't even have to announce a run for President to be the subject of stupid criticism.— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) February 19, 2019
Screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer commented, “Wait, Malia Obama hates the dude who fueled an 8-year campaign of racist lies claiming her dad wasn’t born in America? Go figure.” His comment was in reference to Trump’s birth conspiracy about the first daughter’s father, Barack Obama.
Conservatives are frothing at the mouth over Malia Obama drinking rosé at a party just shy of her 21st birthday.— ⚓️🚢Imani Gandy 🚢⚓️ (@AngryBlackLady) February 19, 2019
These are the same people who had no problem giving Justice Brett Kegstand a lifetime appointment to SCOTUS.
“The Daily Mail” also posted several images of the former first daughter on her vacation, labeling it as a "wild weekend away." However, the only thing “wild” about it appears to be her doing nothing but sitting on a chair and walking under an umbrella.