During an interview with CBS this week, Ivanka Trump was asked if she and her husband, Jared Kushner, were complicit in what was happening to the White House. Ivanka responded, “If being complicit is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit. I want to make a positive impact. I don’t know what it means to be complicit…but…..but, you know, I hope time will prove that I have done a good job, and much more importantly, that my father’s administration is the success that I know it will be.”
Considering that the question posed to the First Daughter was a “gotcha” moment, Ivanka’s response was thoughtful. She dodged a bullet which was intended to put her on edge and engage her in a combative interview. The question in itself was an accusation that the White House was involved in crime or wrongdoing, and she twisted the narrative so as not to allow herself be trapped into having to defend herself, her husband, and her father.
She clearly stated that “if” being complicit is wanting to be a force for the good, “then” I am complicit. Ivanka kept the response positive rather than to be sucked into the ambush which had been prepared for her.
She was clearly thrown by the term complicit but not because she didn’t know the meaning of the word. To be charged with assisting her father in his criminal activity surely took her off guard. Can anyone imagine Chelsea Clinton being asked about her father’s sexual predatory habits? When Michael Moore flies!
When she remarked that she didn’t know what it meant to be complicit, she was referring to the connotation of the word in respect to the question asked. And she wanted to make a statement that her goal was to have a positive impact on America, and if that was being complicit, then, yes, she was being complicit.
The entire exchange had nothing to do with Ivanka’s lack of knowledge. It had everything to do with not conceding to the assumption that her father was engaged in wrongdoing.
But per usual, the Left came out swinging with their mockery of Ivanka. Merriam-Webster Dictionary tweeted the definition of complicit, directing the tweet at Trump. The Huffington-Post, Teen Vogue, and even the Washington Post mentioned the tweet as they delighted in the misconception that Ivanka is ignorant.
The Washington Post’s progressive political columnist, Dana Milbank, wrote in reference to Merriman-Webster, “Because they are the last word on words, their tweets take on added authority. It’s as if Trump is being repudiated by the laws of gravity or getting dressed down by Mother Nature herself.”
Oh Puhleeeeze! Merriman-Webster Dictionary has been tweeting uncomplimentary tweets about President Trump since the inception of his presidency. When Ivanka was reported to be joining her father’s administration, the dictionary tweeted the definition of “Nepotism.”
When Trump won the election, Merriman Webster announced that the lookups for the word “misogyny” skyrocketed. Well, now is that a surprise? After the fake news media kept the word in the media, night after night, their ignorant viewers decided to find out what the word meant.
The dictionary tweeted the word “feminist” when Kellyanne Conway stated that she is not a feminist. But the definition that Merriman-Webster used was not the real definition of “feminist” which is “radicalized women seeking equal opportunities.”
Peter Sokolowski, the Editor at Large of Merriman-Webster said, ” Our goal is to tell the truth about words.” Sokolowski is a liar. Merriman-Webster’s goal is to use it’s so-called authority on words as a progressive weapon against the Trump administration and the conservative movement. Merriman-Webster is no more than a mouthpiece of reference for the Left.
If Merriman-Webster wants to discuss the word complicit, I would suggest that they apply the word to their own wrongdoing in the war against America. Merriam-Webster is complicit, as is Dana Milbank, the Washington Post, and the Huffington Post to the chaos and unlawfulness tearing at the fabric of the nation.
The notion that the outdated dictionary (which no one wants to buy anymore) is an authority on words, went the way of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Merriman-Webster has taken to social media to try and find relevance. They are obviously hoping to use anti-Trumpism to bolster their image.
And with the help of the progressive demagogue, Dana Milbank, and other like-minded enemies of the Constitution, they are creating a significant amount of noise.
My message to Merriman-Webster; “You are complicit in activities which are anti-American.” (Definition of Anti-American): adjective; hostile to the interests of the United States; opposed to We the People. Look it up!