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Trump tweets wrong Ivanka, a British woman from Brighton

She grabbed the opportunity to raise climate change with the President-elect.

 

David Gilmour

Tech

Published Jan 17, 2017   Updated May 25, 2021, 4:48 am CDT

Ivanka Majic from Brighton, England has warned President-elect Donald Trump to take “more care on Twitter” after he manually retweeted her account handle instead of his daughter’s.

Majic, who works as a digital consultant, found that her handle @Ivanka had received considerably more attention than usual after Trump didn’t notice the incorrect tweet before pushing it out to his 20.1 million followers.

“I came downstairs to check my phone and I had so many notifications,” she told the BBC. Despite all the furor, Majic responded with patience and seized the opportunity not just to warn the President-elect against carelessness, but also about climate change.

It appears to be an unfortunate trend for Majic, that she is confused for Ivanka Trump. “Without Donald Trump, it’s [still] a steady simmer of mentions,” she said in a radio interview. “I am kind of like that @johnlewis bloke but John Lewis is probably nicer to be associated with.”

John Lewis, a Virginian computer science teacher, found himself at the receiving end of racist abuse when pro-Trump trolls bombarded his Twitter handle on Monday after mistaking him for the civil rights icon and Democratic congressman of the same name. Trump had criticized Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) over comments made in an NBC interview. On this occasion, however, the fault most definitely lies directly with Trump himself.

Even with at least four years of this, Majic doesn’t think she will change her handle. 

“I’m still undecided about whether to change my username. I don’t use Twitter very much, partly as a result as having so many mentions. Tweets from normal people get lost in the mix,” Majic explained. 

“I’m someone who has used Twitter since 2007. A new thing comes along and you create a username never thinking that one day Ivanka Trump’s dad will be President.”

Watch her full interview below.


H/T BBC

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*First Published: Jan 17, 2017, 9:02 am CST