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POTUS, Chelsea Clinton Get Into War Of Words - Over Ivanka At G-20 Summit

While there were many newsworthy items to come out of the recent G-20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, there was one moment in particular that made the collective heads of the mainstream media and Trump detractors to explode. Ivanka Trump was photographed temporarily sitting in the president’s seat at a table designated for world leaders, and the reaction was as if she had committed some kind of war crime. Indignation, outrage and wild speculation would quickly make the rounds on social media. In short, just another day in the life of the Trump administration.

As Fox News shares, President Donald Trump took the time to respond to this ‘controversy,’ and he would, of course, do that in a series of posts on social media.

“When I left Conference Room for short meetings with Japan and other countries, I asked Ivanka to hold seat. Very standard. Angela M agrees!” read one tweet.

“If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother, as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!” read another tweet.

As he has demonstrated time and again, Trump doesn’t know when to leave well enough alone when it comes to social media. If he had left it at the first post and moved on, then there wouldn’t be too much to see here. He didn’t do that. By kicking it up a notch with his second post, he opened himself up to even more criticism. Chelsea Clinton was among those to quickly respond.

"Good morning Mr. President. It would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me. Were you giving our country away? Hoping not," she wrote.

Touche. While Chelsea can easily be blasted for posting such ridiculous speculation, the president brought it on himself by bringing her into it in the first place. There’s a really big lesson in there for the commander-in-chief, but he thus far seems unwilling to consider different perspectives when it comes to his social media habits.

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway was assigned clean-up duty on the morning talk show rounds, and she made some solid points while dismissing this little row as much ado about nothing.

“This is an administration with Ivanka Trump’s help that’s empowering women in the workforce, trying to get child care tax credit and family leave through the tax code to help families struggling making those obligations met,” Conway said on 'Fox & Friends'. “That’s the news coming out of this, not the fact that she did a standard thing by taking her father’s seat - the president’s seat - for a short time.”

Fair enough, but the president keeps allowing himself to be baited into responding to nonsense stories. A simple dismissal is all that’s called for, and the president could’ve pointed out the positives without dragging Chelsea Clinton and her parents into the conversation. Since the president will obviously not be giving up on social media anytime soon, perhaps White House senior staff can implement a daily character limit without his knowledge. If nothing else, they’ll have less to clean up the following morning.

Source: Boston Herald, Fox News
Photo: YouTube, Twitter

Clinton's response was quick.

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