Politics Ivanka Trump Tweets Out Fake de Tocqueville Quote to Bash Impeachment as a ‘Decline of Public Morals’
Trump Claims Ivanka 'Created 14 Million Jobs' But Only 5.5 Million Have Been Created During His Presidency
Job growth under President Donald Trump has been weaker than expected and he has created 1.5 million fewer jobs than his predecessor Barack Obama, Department of Labor figures show.The president credited his daughter, who has been promoting the administration's workforce initiative, with the sky-high number during his speech at the Economic Club of New York.
“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.
Turns out, though, the quote is false. According to, 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.
Jordan slams Sondland for omitting Trump’s ‘no quid pro quo’ claim from statement .
Rep. Jim Jordan blasted Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland for omitting President Trump’s apparent claim that he wanted “no quid pro quo” with Ukraine from his opening statement, during his testimony at Wednesday's impeachment hearing.The story of the Trump-Sondland exchange emerged as a key moment for Republicans defending Trump's role in the Ukraine issue. While not mentioning it in his opening statement, Sondland eventually said under questioning that Trump told him "I want nothing, I want no quid pro quo" -- apparently concerning whether military aid and more was tied to his requests for politically advantageous investigations from Ukraine.