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GOP aide Elizabeth Lauten has resigned after accusing President Barack Obama’s daughters of lacking class.

Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Congressman Stephen Fincher, gave up her post on December 1.

She earlier criticized Malia and Sasha Obama on Facebook following their appearance in short skirts at Thanksgiving turkey pardon ceremony.

She later took down the post and apologized for her “hurtful words”.

Elizabeth Lauten had also accused Malia and Sasha Obama of looking bored when they stood with their father at a traditional turkey pardoning event at the White House.

While most commentators reported humorously on what they saw as the uninterested expressions of Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, throughout the ceremony, Elizabeth Lauten was notably more outspoken.Elizabeth Lauten Obama daughters row

Her deleted post reads: “Dear Sasha and Malia: I get you’re both in those awful teen years, but you’re a part of the First Family, try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play.

“Then again, your mother and father don’t respect their positions very much, or the nation for that matter. So I’m guessing you’re coming up a little short in the <<good role model>> department.”

The post goes on to advise Malia and Sasha Obama to “rise to the occasion and act like being in the White House matters to you”.

“Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar,” Elizabeth Lauten added.

In her subsequent apology, Elizabeth Lauten wrote: “After many hours of prayer, talking to my parents, and re-reading my words online I can see more clearly just how hurtful my words were.

“I’d like to apologize to all of those who I have hurt and offended with my words, and I pledge to learn and grow (and I assure you I have) from this experience.”

She pointed out that she “had judged the two young ladies in a way that I would never have wanted to be judged myself as a teenager”.

Sasha and Malia Obama are among the youngest presidential children at the White House for years.

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First daughters Malia and Sasha Obama have been called disrespectful and classless by Republican Elizabeth Lauten for their attitude and clothes at this year’s Thanksgiving turkey pardoning ceremony.

Elizabeth Lauten, communications director for Republican congressman Stephen Fincher, made her comments in a Facebook post.

Her comments were heavily criticized and subsequently deleted.

Elizabeth Lauten has apologized for her “hurtful words”.

She attacked President Barack Obama’s girls over their choice of short skirts for the annual turkey pardoning event at the White House, and also for looking bored.

Malia, 16, and Sasha, 13, stood next to President Barack Obama during the ceremony.

Elizabeth Lauten said that the girls should “try showing a little class. At least respect the part you play”.

“Dress like you deserve respect, not a spot at a bar,” she added.

Elizabeth Lauten’s comment caused outrage on social media, amid accusations that she was “shaming” teenage girls.

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