Reports: GOP Staffer Elizabeth Lauten to Resign After Comments on Obama’s Daughters

Republican staffer engaged in cyber bullying Sasha and Malia Obama

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According to NBC News, Republican party staffer Elizabeth Lauten is resigning today after controversial comments about Sasha and Malia Obama went viral online.

NBC News Capital Hill producer Alex Moe broke the news via Twitter, as online outrage toward Lauten’s attack continues to stew. Lauten posted a rant over the Thanksgiving holiday on Facebook about the way Sasha and Malia looked and acted as their father, President Barack Obama, pardoned two White House turkeys. Lauten contentiously chided the teenagers for acting, essentially, like teenagers during the annual pre-Thanksgiving event.

“Dear Sasha and Malia, I get it, you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re part of the first family, try to show a little class,” Lauten wrote in a Facebook post. She would go on to lecture Sasha, 13, and Malia, 16, to not “make faces during televised public events.” Not stopping there, the former RNC media director then engaged in a bit of cyber bullying toward their presidential parents, writing, “Then again, your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, so I’m guessing you come up short in the role model department.”

Adding some more fuel to the cyber-bullying claims, Lauten ended her Facebook chat with, “dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at the bar.” Later in the day, once the post went viral and caught fire in the press, the embattled GOP staffer removed the controversial post and replaced it with an apology, saying, “After many hours of prayer, I can see more clearly just how hurtful my words were. I’d like to apologize.”

Will this be the last time the public ever hears and sees from Elizabeth Lauten? Speak your piece below!


  • Arlene A. Watson

    I think the presidents children are off limit, they didn’t run for president. I don’t care who the president is the children are off limit.

    • clarkharry86

      my co-worker’s sister-in-law makes $83 an hour on the internet .. She has been fired for nine months but last month her paycheck was $19782 just working on the internet for a few hours…..

      go to ths sit…………





  • Unbelievable. Out of all the things that you can post about you choose to go after the first family?

  • Fedup

    My head is about to explode and my heart is racing.How dare she make those comments regarding children.She should have prayed before speaking,simpleton

  • purplequeen

    This will not be the last you hear from Lauten. Fox news will pick her up as a commentator

  • Priceless

    You just showed the country how low you can go just because you work in the white house. What have they done to you? Next time, (if there is one) before you bash someone again just stuff your big mouth with crumbled paper towel. You will be thankful later.

  • Phyllis D. Wallace

    As referenced by this quote by Ms. Elizabeth Lauten “After many hours of prayer, I can see more clearly just how hurtful my words were. I’d like to apologize.” My hope in the future is that Ms. Elizabeth Lauten prays before she posts. #WordsMatter


    Ms.Lauten, have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately???? If not, take a long look!!!!!!!!!#!!