Ivanka Laments Decline In America's “Morals” With Fake Impeachment Quote
Ivanka Trump thought it wise to weigh in on her father’s impeachment situation on Thursday, following a week of intense and damaging hearing testimony, but she was ridiculed on social media for using a fake quote lamenting the country’s loss of “morals.”
According to The Washington Post, Trump tweeted the quote: “A decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked by the abuse of the power of impeachment as a means of crushing political adversaries or ejecting them from office.”
Though she attributed the words to 19th century French historian Alexis de Tocqueville, Twitter users were quick to note that the “quote is a vague paraphrase of Tocqueville used by a judge in 1889 to defend President Andrew Johnson who opposed rights for freed slaves after the Civil War and was later impeached.”
On top of that faux pas, Trump also fielded criticism for speaking to the status of America’s morals, considering the character of her father, the president.