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Canada Ivanka Trump Tweets Out Fake de Tocqueville Quote to Bash Impeachment as a ‘Decline of Public Morals’

11:25  24 november  2019
11:25  24 november  2019 Source:   mediaite.com

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“ 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 You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Ivanka Trump Tweets Out Fake de Tocqueville

Ivanka Trump was mocked after tweeting out a false quote that was critical of impeachment , claiming it was written by the "It was long since remarked by de Tocqueville that a decline of public morals in the United States will probably be marked by the abuse of the power of impeachment as a

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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.”

Those words, Ivanka Trump claimed, were spoken by Alexis de Tocqueville in 1835. In a Thursday evening tweet, the first daughter used the quotation to bash the impeachment hearings against her father, President Donald Trump.

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Turns out, though, the quote is false. According to the Washington Post, several eagle-eyed Twitter users noted that the quote is actually a vague paraphrase of de Tocqueville which was used by a judge in 1889 in defense of Andrew Johnson.

Ivanka Trump has said little about the impeachment hearings to date. Based on this ill-fated foray into the subject, she figures to have even less to say going forward.

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