Her father’s prone to making typos on Twitter, but now it’s Ivanka Trump’s turn to misspeak.
Amid deadly protests — at least 41 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire along the Gaza border — and outcry from Mitt Romney, President Trump’s eldest daughter travelled to Israel for the opening of the controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem.
Footage from CBS News shows the 36-year-old White House adviser joining Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin, arriving at the embassy, which was previously located in Tel Aviv.
Viewers noticed that Ivanka, who converted to Judaism ahead of her marriage to Jared Kushner, flubbed a rather important line during her speech. She referred to her father as president of “the United States on America,” rather than “the United States of America.”
It was a small error but one that stood out, given that it’s the name of the country she and her family represent.
Ivanka said "United States on America," not of
— Lahav Harkov (@LahavHarkov) May 14, 2018
Is it just me or did @IvankaTrump just say "United States on America"? It certainly sounded like "on" and not "of".
— Mark (@IAmCalledMark) May 14, 2018
The mistake is unlikely to impress critics who have accused the first daughter of being unqualified to serve in the White House and lead the Israel trip. Producer and director Judd Apatow was among those commenting on the gaffe.
Is this the trailer to a horror film? https://t.co/Jlk6mnJnBa
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 14, 2018
She actually said "On behalf of the 45th President of the United States ON America", which is accurate because it does feel like Trump is trying to crush us.
— Mel Ankoly (@Mel_Ankoly) May 14, 2018
She said the United States ON America…..girl https://t.co/E9ekeNUIEW
— Yoon-Yay • 이윤재 (@X2yoon) May 14, 2018
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