Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton defend Malia Obama


Both sides of the US political divide are defending Malia Obama’s right to privacy after a video went viral showing the eldest daughter of former president Barack Obama apparently smoking.

Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump were among those who defended Malia, 19, on Twitter after a video surfaced on Friday which showed her blowing smoke rings in a bathroom.

“Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better,” Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of Democratic former president Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, wrote on Twitter.

Similarly, Ivanka Trump, the daughter of and an adviser to President Donald Trump, defended Malia’s right to privacy.

“She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits,” Ivanka Trump wrote on Twitter.

Malia Obama is currently a student at Harvard University.