Trump Tweets Praise to Wrong Ivanka

He directs 20m followers to British woman instead of daughter
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2017 3:40 AM CST
Ivanka Trump is seen at Trump Tower a few days after the election.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

(Newser) – Even a Twitter user as prolific as Donald Trump can have the occasional slip-up: A British woman called Ivanka Majic likely woke up Tuesday to thousands of unexpected notifications after Trump mistakenly tweeted praise to her as Ivanka Trump's CNN interview aired, the Guardian reports. "@Ivanka Trump is great, a woman with real character and class," Trump tweeted, quoting another Twitter user but using the Brighton, England, resident's handle instead of his daughter's @IvankaTrump. Trump is right and Majic "is a wonderful woman," tweeted Distractify writer Mark Pygas. "She's probably trying to sleep and her phone is going off the hook but it's a hell of a story."

The Trump tweet was retweeted and commented on thousands of times. The confusion probably won't come as a huge surprise to the British Ivanka, the New York Daily News notes: She has been tweeting about being confused with Ivanka Trump for at least six years and expressed her preference for Hillary Clinton as the election campaigns heated up. "Too many Twitter notifications meant for Ivanka Trump rather than me," she tweeted last February. "I fear it will only get worse." Earlier Monday, Trump passed the 20 million followers milestone on Twitter, putting him in 68th place, just behind Avril Lavigne, CNN reports. (In 2014, Trump was tricked into retweeting a photo of two notorious British serial killers.)

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