Trump and Clinton spoke out on Twitter in defense of the 19-year-old’s right to privacy as she navigates life as a freshman at Harvard University.
“Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers,” Trump, 36, tweeted on Friday. “She is a young adult and pivate citizen, and should be OFF limits.”
The comment comes after some tabloids have published videos and photos of the teen as she spent time with friends and attended school events. The coverage has prompted criticism from celebrities and social media users.
On Friday, 37-year-old Clinton tweeted: “Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better.”
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During a September event, Michelle said her daughters sometimes struggle with handling fame.
Michelle said then that it’s particularly difficult for Obama to deal with 20 to 30 people each day coming up to her and saying, “Do I know you?” or “Can I get a picture with you?”
She added that her teen daughter needs patience and privacy.