Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump Unite to Defend Malia

After video surfaces, they call for Obama's daughter to be given some privacy
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2017 9:00 AM CST
Chelsea Clinton, Ivanka Trump Unite to Defend Malia
In this April 7, 2016 file photo, President Obama and Malia walk across the South Lawn of the White House.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Malia Obama is now a 19-year-old freshman at Harvard, and the former first daughter is getting some high-profile support from people pleading for her privacy. Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump separately tweeted for media sites to back off after video surfaced online of Malia, gasp, blowing smoke rings, reports USA Today. "Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait," tweeted Clinton. "Be better." Trump voiced a similar sentiment.

"Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers," wrote Trump. "She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits." Rapper-actor Common put things more succinctly: "Let Malia live." Newsweek rounds up more reaction, which includes people hoping Malia surrounds herself with people who respect her privacy more, and those impressed by her smoke rings. The video was posted, then deleted, by Barstool Sports. (More Malia Obama stories.)

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