Despite the president-elect’s penchant for complaining on social media, it’s looking like Donald Trump isn’t quite as Twitter-savvy as he purports to be. (Shocking, I know.)
Recently, Trump retweeted a compliment directed toward his daughter, Ivanka. However, the original tweet was directed toward the wrong Ivanka: a woman named Ivanka Majic, who works as a British digital consultant. The tweet reads, “(Ivanka) Trump is great, a woman with real character and class.”
While Ivanka Majic may have been the inadvertent and mistaken recipient of the tweet, she decided to utilize the opportunity to remind the incoming commander-in-chief that his newfound responsibilities encompassed more than just the Twitterverse.
“And you’re a man with great responsibilities. May I suggest more care on Twitter and more time learning about #climatechange,” Majic tweeted. (Snaps to her for subtly accepting the original compliment.)
Twitter was impressed with Majic’s restraint and class, and wasted no time in gushing about her excellent and eloquent response.
Even Hugh Bonneville, AKA Lord Grantham of Downton Abbey, AKA the apex of all things classy, approved of Majic’s reaction. He officially dubbed her a lady with “class.”
Sure, Trump wasn’t the one initially responsible for giving Ivanka Trump the wrong Twitter handle — but he didn’t bother to correct it when he retweeted the remark to his 20 million Twitter followers. I mean, Ivanka Trump’s Twitter handle is literally @IvankaTrump.
Not terribly difficult to remember, particularly if you’re her father.
The whole mis-tweeting incident took place right after Trump plugged a CNN special about his daughter, while also reminding his followers that he still doesn’t hold CNN in high regard after calling them “fake news.”
Trump tweets are like watching your out-of-touch uncle suddenly decide that Twitter is going to be his “thing”: they’re overzealous, misguided, and fired out onto social media with absolutely zero vetting process.
And they’re only going to get worse.