Living Greek Tragedy Ivanka Trump Tries & Fails To Quote Socrates
Yet another one of Ivanka Trump’s desperate attempts to seem philosophical has resulted in her being mercilessly mocked on Twitter.
On Tuesday, the First Daughter thought she’d motivate her followers with a quote she attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates.
So inspirational. So not the right Socrates.
Shortly after, Twitter fact checkers pointed out that the phrase wasn’t uttered by the actual Socrates, but by a mysterious gas station attendant character named Socrates in Dan Millman’s fictionalized 1980 memoir, Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
Twitics didn’t go easy on Donald Trump’s daughter once the slip up was made.
Not the actual Socrates pic.twitter.com/SbkKe81AfA
— 🌀Jupiter’s Shadow (@Some_Mexican_Ok) October 16, 2018
I think in this case, fighting the old might well advised.
Also, Socarates didn't say that
It was a character called Socrates who was a gas-station attendant in a book published in the 1980s by Dan Millman.
— Mister Laurie to you (@SICrecords) October 16, 2018
So, what’s a hapless presidential advisor to do? Poke fun at herself — or at least try to!
Vank later replaced the original tweet with another, winking at her slip-up:
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”
-Socrates (note: a fictional character not the philosopher)
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) October 16, 2018
But she shouldn’t have focused on fighting the old, because the internet continued to show her no mercy:
"Yabba dabba Doo!"
–Fred Flintstone (note: a fictional character)
— Average Joe (@Fight4Goodness) October 16, 2018
“The secret of misidentified quotes is to put a dash line before any famous person’s name immediately following the quote.”
-Abraham Lincoln (note: a fictional character but still giving the wrong impression)
— 🦇 Bloodbert "Impartial Drunk" Taco 🦇 (@blobert) October 16, 2018
"All we are is dust in the wind." — So-crates (the inspiration and white-robed fiddle player for the 1970s rock band Kansas)
— Joseph Rose (@josephjrose) October 16, 2018
I think you meant this:
"The truth is that men are tired of liberty."
— Mr Brick Housewall (@BrickHousewall) October 16, 2018
Be better at Googling, Ivanka.
FUN FACT: the Socrates Ivanka quoted was played by Nick Nolte in the film adaptation of the book. So, Ivanka technically quoted Nick Notle…