Although President Donald Trump entrusted his business operation to his two sons after he was elected, he placed even greater faith and responsibility in his daughter, Ivanka. As a senior adviser to him, someone—possibly the only person—the president completely trusts, she is partially responsible for his legacy in American history.
But does she know what she’s doing? Well… this presidency hasn’t exactly lit the world on fire so far. Which, hey, it’s hard to make the transition to Washington, D.C. But at least Ivanka knows what words are and how to use them, right?
a running list of words Ivanka Trump doesn't know how to use: relative, albeit pic.twitter.com/IHg2xFcI1E— eve peyser (@evepeyser) October 24, 2017
“Relative” is tortured in that sentence there. Properly, she should have said I try to keep my hours “relatively short.”
Ivanka’s use of “albeit” is not as bad, but it comes across extremely clunky. And if those two were her only botched moments, we wouldn’t think much of it. But there was her infamous “otherwise” moment.
who could forget her infamous "otherwise" tweet? pic.twitter.com/XANxpJNQxM— eve peyser (@evepeyser) October 24, 2017
“Otherwise,” of course, means except or excluding, so she was implicitly shading her nephew.
Then there was the time she messed up the use of “complicit.” That was a complete disaster.
She also doesn’t know what “complicit” means pic.twitter.com/eR8NxONTmB— eve peyser (@evepeyser) October 24, 2017
“Juxtaposition” here is fine, but it’s not great.
what does Ivanka think "juxtaposition" means? pic.twitter.com/MhGikQVXQJ— eve peyser (@evepeyser) October 24, 2017
There really isn’t such a thing as “cultural overlay.”
weird use of "overlay," Ivanka pic.twitter.com/F1nuC9mSIF— eve peyser (@evepeyser) October 24, 2017
But where she struggled tremendously with was “Happy Birthday.”
throwback to when Ivanka didn't know how to correctly use "happy birthday" pic.twitter.com/rnf2xzDpr1— eve peyser (@evepeyser) October 24, 2017
Yep. That is not what “birthday” means.
Ivanka’s grasp on the English language doesn’t really matter, though. Her father has already said he has the best words.