Chelsea Clinton defends Malia Obama after her rumored 'secret' Facebook page is revealed

Kristine Solomon
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The <em>Daily Mail</em> claims a Facebook account that slams President Trump belongs to Malia Obama. (Photo: Getty Images)
The Daily Mail claims a Facebook account that slams President Trump belongs to Malia Obama. (Photo: Getty Images)

A secret Facebook page allegedly belonging to Malia Obama was revealed by the Daily Mail on Monday. The profile has generated backlash thanks to an image in which President Trump is called “evil” — and now Chelsea Clinton, among others, is coming to the 20-year-old’s defense.

The controversial image, used as the account’s cover photo, shows a row of pink sticky notes on a kitchen shelf. The notes read, “Donald Trump is president,” “This is not normal,” “Donald Trump is evil” and “Don’t be complacent.”

While it’s unclear if the account actually belongs to former President Barack Obama’s older daughter, the backlash among his detractors has ensued.

“Sorry, Malia, we the people feel the same way toward your so-called dad Obummer,” read one angry comment. “Your whole family needs to move to Kenya!”

But critics of the Harvard student were quickly shut down on social media — most notably by another former first daughter.

It’s not the first time Clinton — who endured her own share of negative scrutiny during her father’s presidential tenure — has stepped in to defend a fellow first child. In December, she tweeted her support of 12-year-old Barron Trump, who is currently living in the White House, writing, “Please leave Barron Trump out of ‘jokes’ & analyses. He’s a kid and private citizen and deserves to be left alone. Thank you.”

Other public figures — including Pete Souza, the former official White House photographer under Obama — jumped in to show their own support for Malia.

On Monday the Daily Mail also published photos of the former first daughter sharing a bottle of wine at a pool party with friends while underage — just months shy of her 21st birthday.

Many commenters felt it was harmless and typical behavior for a college student, and that the young woman didn’t deserve to be shamed for it.

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