Since taking office in January, Donald Trump has proven time and time again with his Tweets that he's a wiz at dissembling, deflecting, and projection. One of his frequent, seemingly favorite targets is Hillary Clinton, considering how much blame he's laid at her feet in during his 140-character tantrums. But early Monday he trained his obsession with the Clinton family on daughter Chelsea Clinton, and she clapped right back with a cheerful yet searing response on Twitter.
News outlets and Twitter users began to call out the rather unusual precedent he set by allowing his daughter, Ivanka Trump, a woman who was not elected president and who lacks the experience and background, to sit in for him with world leaders during the G20 Summit, the BBC reports. Trump doubled down and not only refused to acknowledge that seating Ivanka between the British prime minister and the Chinese president while he left the room was problematic around issues of diplomacy, but he lashed out on Twitter and dragged Hillary and Chelsea Clinton into something that had nothing to do with them.
To back up his assertion that he'd done nothing wrong asking Ivanka to be privy to the conversations of world leaders while he purportedly met one-on-one with the Indonesian president, he pulled German Chancellor Angela Merkel into the conversation.
But Chelsea Clinton, who enjoys a strong Twitter presence and who actually earned a Ph.D. in international relations from Oxford, was not about to allow Trump's speculation about how her mother would have seated her at the G20 summit to stand. Not only did she call him out for his gross assertions in the nicest way possible, she also fired off a zinger that called him out for possibly doing damage to the country while Ivanka was handed the keys to the kingdom.
Trump has not repsonded to Chelsea Clinton's Tweet, but it's still only Monday.