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Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton unite together to blister the media — here's why

Chelsea Clinton and Ivanka Trump come to the defense of Malia Obama after a number of recent tabloid-like stories. (Getty Images/Win McNamee & Andrew Renneisen)

Ivanka Trump and Chelsea Clinton joined forces on Friday to blister the media for recent coverage of former first daughter Malia Obama.

What did they say?

Trump tweeted: "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."

While Clinton chastised the media for turning Malia into "clickbait."

"Malia Obama’s private life, as a young woman, a college student, a private citizen, should not be your clickbait. Be better," she said.

Why did they defend her?

In the last week, the media ran two tabloid-like stories about Malia. First, TMZ reported Malia was seen kissing a classmate at the tailgate for Harvard's football game last week. Malia is a freshman at the ivy league school.

Then, the Daily Caller ran a story about a young woman who appears to be Malia blowing smoke rings.

Many interpreted the stories, especially the Daily Caller's, as unfairly targeting the former first daughter. Former first families typically defend one another, regardless of party, when unfairly attacked. Clinton did the same in August when a Daily Caller reporter criticized Barron Trump's fashion choices.

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