Literally just a last name was the difference between Donald Trump tagging his daughter Ivanka in a tweet and a woman who goes by the same name, whose Twitter handle is @Ivanka.
The president-elect tweeted Monday night that CNN was doing a special report on his daughter, Ivanka. “Considering it is CNN, can’t imagine it will be great!” said Trump.
He followed that with a modified retweet from a Twitter user named @drgoodspine, who had tagged Trump and @Ivanka, even though the soon-to-be first daughter’s Twitter handle is @IvankaTrump.
In his original tweet, @drgoodspine said “@Ivanka Trump is Great a woman with real character and class,” while still tagging Donald Trump in the tweet. He then got a response from the unsuspecting woman with that account name. Ivanka Majic responded to the mistaken tag by saying, “And you’re a man with great responsibilities. May I suggest more care on Twitter and more time learning about #climatechange.”
— Ivanka Majic (@ivanka) January 17, 2017
Here’s some responses to @Ivanka’s brilliant reply to Trump:
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) January 17, 2017
— Eric Schwartz (@EricLSchwartz) January 17, 2017
Well done @ivanka a reply with manners and class,whilst raising an important issue. Far more presidential than trump's tweets unfortunately
— Erica P (@erica_pool) January 17, 2017
You're now the most popular and sensible Ivanka on the planet! 👏🏻
— Laurie Fleming (@LaurieFleming) January 17, 2017
— Keep2020Alive (@Keep2020Alive) January 17, 2017
Majic, a council worker from Brighton, told Good Morning Britain Tuesday that the mistake was not rare and she has actually been using it to her advantage.
“I’ve had the @Ivanka handle for a long time, it’s my name,” said Majic. “All the way through the election I’ve been tweeted and I did during the election have a Twitter box encouraging people to vote for Hillary [Clinton]. It’s also quite amusing because I’m getting all this attention and yet my politics couldn’t be further from Donald Trump’s. So rather than being concerned about the space he puts in his tweets, I’m more concerned about his stance on climate change,” added Majic.