Rosie O'Donnell defends Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Sarah Sanders slam

Rosie O’Donnell defended Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez from Sarah Sanders after the freshman congresswoman criticized Ivanka Trump for accompanying her father to the G-20 summit.

After a video showing Ivanka alongside her father in a discussion that included French President Emmanuel Macron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and other leaders was posted by a BBC reporter, Ocasio-Cortez shared it along with a tweet in which she questioned the presidential adviser’s qualifications.

Sanders, who recently stepped down from her role at the White House, fired back at Ocasio-Cortez and sang Ivanka and the president’s praises. This apparently got the attention of O’Donnell, who sent her own response directed at the former press secretary.

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“thank god u r leaving the White House - may we never hear ur voice again - and leave AOC alone - she's got all the things u lack - mostly courage and moral clarity - u sold ur soul Sarah - now u gotta live with that,” the former daytime talk show host wrote.

In her initial tweet, Ocasio-Cortez wrote: “It may be shocking to some, but being someone’s daughter actually isn’t a career qualification. It hurts our diplomatic standing when the President phones it in & the world moves on. The US needs our President working the G20. Bringing a qualified diplomat couldn’t hurt either.”

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The response from Sanders that prompted the celebrity to lash out read: “Phoning it in @AOC is wasting your time on Twitter while destroying jobs in NY. @realDonaldTrump & @IvankaTrump actually created millions of new jobs and continue to make the US stronger on the global stage but thank you for reminding Americans everyday why they elected Trump.”

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This isn’t the first time that O’Donnell has taken a hard stance in line with Ocasio-Cortez. Both have been outspoken about calling detention centers at the U.S. southern border “concentration camps.”