Ivanka Trump was ridiculed mercilessly online for wrongly ascribing a motivational quote to the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates.
In a tweet quickly removed, the 36-year-old president's daughter and principal White House adviser published a quote that she attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates.
"The secret of change is to concentrate all your energy, not on fighting against the old, but on building the new," Trump wrote on Twitter, citing Socrates.
Ivanka Trump (left) used a motivational quote that she thought was from the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates (right), however, the quote actually originated in a different Socrates.
The tweet appeared in Ivanka's feed on Tuesday, but was removed when the error was identified
Then he clarified that the Tweet came from a different Socrates, and Twitter had a field day.
However, it turned out that the quote that Ivanka used was from a different Socrates: a fictional gas character from a book by American gymnast Dan Millman.
The self-help book called Camino del guerrero pacífico: A book that changes lives was published in 1980.
According to the researcher of the appointment, the appointment comes from an employee of the service station called Socrates in fictional memoirs.
"The book was a fictional memory that explored the physical and mental challenges that Millman faced in his early life and the spiritual growth he experienced," says Quote Investigator.
"The main catalyst for his spiritual journey was an assistant at a gas station that lasted all night and became his mentor in 1966."
Millman gave this enlightened adviser the nickname "Socrates", and the previous quote was pronounced by the modern fictional character and not by the ancient Socrates. "
It is not the first time that Ivanka (in the photo) has incorrectly quoted someone trying to inculcate motivation among her followers on Twitter.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon (pictured) once called Ivanka "dumb as a brick"
Trump's tweet was removed after about 30 minutes of being online Tuesday.
But after removing the tweet, Trump published it again with important clarification.
This time, she attributed the appointment to & # 39; Socrates (note: a fictional character not the philosopher) & # 39;
Even though she clarified her mistake, social media users had fun publishing a series of witty memes and comments about embarrassing embarrassment.
The quote that Ivanka used actually comes from a character in a self-help novel by Dan Millman (pictured)
This is not the first time that Ivanka Trump has incorrectly attributed an appointment.
His tweet citing 2013 physicist Albert Einstein resurfaced four years later, when people realized he was wrong.
"If the facts do not fit the theory, change them," was the quote that she mistakenly identified as the Nobel Prize for Physics winner.
Einstein never said that appointment even though he is often credited with it.
Trump was recently touted as a possible replacement for Nikki Haley as her father's ambassador to the United Nations.
"Very well, everyone wants Ivanka Trump to be the new Ambassador of the United Nations.
"It would be incredible, but I can already hear the songs of nepotism!" We have great people who want work, "President Trump wrote on Twitter.
Ivanka was also excluded from the race for work.
"It is an honor to serve in the White House along with so many excellent colleagues and I know that the President will appoint a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley.
"That replacement will not be me," he wrote on Twitter.
Twitter users rushed to post witty memes and comments in response to Ivanka's mistake
Some users made historical references to Ivanka's joke that surely would have bothered her
One user referred to the 1989 film, Bill and Ted & # 39; s Excellent Adventure, in which the main characters travel in time until 410 BC. C. and meet Socrates.
Ivanka should now be immune to people who make fun of her on Twitter, since this is not the first time she has misquoted someone.
Other Twitter users took a more serious approach when they reminded Ivanka of her mistake.
Former White House strategist Steve Bannon once called Ivanka Trump "dumb as a brick," according to an excerpt from Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.
"He has a little experience in marketing and has a look, but in terms of really understanding how the world works and what politics is and what it means, nothing," he says.
Donald Trump Trump attacked Mr. Bannon after the excerpts were published by Michael Wolff, which included comments from Mr. Bannon.
"Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency," Mr. Trump wrote in a statement distributed by the White House.
"When he was fired, he not only lost his job, but he lost his mind."