Webster Humiliates Ivanka On Twitter After She Couldn’t Define ‘Complicit’ (VIDEO)


During a recent interview with CBS’s Gayle King, Ivanka Trump said that she does not know “what it means to be complicit.”

Responding to a question about people who say she and her husband, Jared Kushner, are complicit with President Trump’s dangerous policies and actions, Ivanka said specifically:

‘If being complicit is wanting to, is wanting to be a force for good and to make a positive impact then I’m complicit. I don’t know that the critics who may say that of me, if they found themselves in this very unique and unprecedented situation that I am now in, would do any differently than I am doing. So I hope to make a positive impact. I don’t know what it means to be complicit, 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.’

Trump’s admission during the interview that she does not know the definition of the word “complicit” has led to a massive outpouring of people looking up the word using the Merriam-Webster dictionary website.

A tweet from Merriam-Webster that was posted early Wednesday morning revealed that “complicit” had become their number one “lookup” following Ivanka Trump’s interview.

Her failure to define “complicit” was not the only part of the interview that sent viewers running to the dictionary. Merriam-Webster followed up their first tweet by reporting that lookups for the word “conflate” were also up 1,906 percent.

The conflate lookups come from Ivanka’s use of the word in response to those who have criticized her for not speaking out publicly about issues like climate change, LGBT rights, and the proposed defunding of Planned Parenthood. When asked about her refusal to issue any kind of public response, Ivanka said:

‘I would say not to conflate lack of public denouncement with silence.’

She then elaborated:

‘where I disagree with my father, he knows it, and I express myself with total candor. Where I agree, I fully lean in and support the agenda and hope that I can be an asset to him and make a positive impact. But I respect the fact that he always listens. It’s how he was in business. It’s how he is as president.’

Watch a clip from the interview below, via YouTube:

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