President Donald Trump's senior advisor and eldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, joined the chorus of Republican voices decrying the House floor vote to formalize the impeachment inquiry against him.
Though she didn't call out the impeachment inquiry directly, Ivanka invoked founding father Thomas Jefferson in an attempt to make a point.
“…surrounded by enemies and spies catching and perverting every word that falls from my lips or flows from my pen,… https://t.co/yU97ymE82p— Ivanka Trump (@Ivanka Trump)1572536099.0
Unfortunately for Ivanka, the point fell flat for a number of reasons.
For one, the accusation that Trump's opposition "invents where facts fail them," is absurd. The President routinely invents, and he's told over 13,435 lies since becoming President.
But legal analyst Susan Hennessey pointed out another Jefferson quote to expertly point out what Jefferson would think of Ivanka's role in the White House.
"The public will never be made to believe that an appointment of a relative is made on the ground of merit... nor c… https://t.co/UdBn0S0ziQ— Susan Hennessey (@Susan Hennessey)1572539428.0
Since ascending from fashion designer to a senior advisor position for her father, Ivanka has been at Trump's side for numerous talks with world leaders. Suspiciously, China granted five trademarks to Ivanka Trump's business amid trade negotiations between China and the United States. Ivanka's husband, Jared Kushner, works in the White House as an advisor as well.
People agreed that Hennessey's Jefferson quote was spot on.
@Susan_Hennessey https://t.co/xMWjIA32UP— Max Kennerly (@Max Kennerly)1572540263.0
@Susan_Hennessey There is nothing better than an intelligent snack down!!! Thank you!— Korri Johnson🌊 (@Korri Johnson🌊)1572541488.0
@Susan_Hennessey @ImpeachNazis Best. Troll. Ever. Period.— 🌊Lisa Martin🌊💙🏳️🌈🇺🇸 (@🌊Lisa Martin🌊💙🏳️🌈🇺🇸)1572542428.0
Hennessey and others kept chiming in with more Jefferson quotes of their own.
"Shall any man be above Justice?...Shall the man who has practised corruption & by that means procured his appointm… https://t.co/sj0K5gtOT2— Susan Hennessey (@Susan Hennessey)1572539090.0
“When the speech condemns a free press, you are hearing the words of a tyrant.” — Thomas Jefferson Your father is… https://t.co/GdRg5gcN0p— Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈🗽 (@Ryan Knight 🏳️🌈🗽)1572538262.0
“If the good withhold their testimony, we shall be at the mercy of the bad.” —Thomas Jefferson “Wretched indeed is… https://t.co/XzAAN9jirm— Windsor Mann (@Windsor Mann)1572543886.0
"It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself." - Thomas Jefferson— Esoteric Exposal (@Esoteric Exposal)1572425104.0
"Thomas Jefferson" soon began trending on Twitter with people roundly condemning the parallels Ivanka drew between Jefferson and her dad.
The only thing Trump has in common with Thomas Jefferson is indifference to getting a woman’s consent. https://t.co/skTGJc99F6— John Fugelsang (@John Fugelsang)1572545215.0
@IvankaTrump You’re actually comparing your dad (your dad!) to Thomas Jefferson??? https://t.co/kbvQVO9POa— Tina (@Tina)1572537257.0
Corrupt grifter dares to invoke Thomas Jefferson. https://t.co/mmwarxsqLP— Jon Cooper 🇺🇸 (@Jon Cooper 🇺🇸)1572538742.0
Not a good look, Ivanka.