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Ivanka Tweets Fake Quote Defending Father, Bashing Impeachment As A ‘Decline Of Public Morals’

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Ivanka Tweets Fake Quote Defending Father, Bashing Impeachment As A ‘Decline Of Public Morals’




Ivanka Trump was ridiculed online after she was caught tweeting out a false quote bashing the impeachment hearings against her father which she attributed to the 19-century political thinker Alexis de Tocqueville.

“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,” Ivanka tweeted, attributing the quote to Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835.


Journalists and historians were left scratching their heads when no matching quotes were found.



According to the Washington Post, the quote is actually a vague paraphrase of de Tocqueville which was used by a judge in 1889 in defense of President Andrew Johnson.

In his book, John Innes Clark Hare was summarizing de Tocqueville’s views when he opposed the unsuccessful impeachment attempt of Andrew Johnson, the 17th President of the United States, reports Newsweek.

Many Twitter users responded to the fake quote by claiming her father was, in fact, responsible for the “decline of public morals” in the United States.




“Trump had affairs with porn stars, ripped off his own charity, pardoned war criminals, is accused of sexual assault and rape, puts children in cages and has lied more than 13,000 times since being in office. Now his daughter is lecturing the public about morals,” Mike Elgan wrote.





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