November 24, 2017

Ivanka Trump: Malia Obama should be 'off limits' to media

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Malia Obama walks along Main Street after eating at Red Banjo Pizza Parlour during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, in Park City, Utah.

NEW YORK — Ivanka Trump is condemning recent tabloid coverage of President Barack Obama's eldest daughter Malia, saying the college student deserves privacy and ought to be "OFF limits."

The president's daughter tweets: "Malia Obama should be allowed the same privacy as her school aged peers. She is a young adult and private citizen, and should be OFF limits."

The former first daughter is a first-year student at Harvard University. 

Malia Obama took a gap year after graduating high school in 2016, in what the Obamas said was an effort to start college without the distraction of her father in the White House.

The informal society of presidential children has historically been protective of its youngest members, without regard for political party.