Donald Trump, the US president-elect, spends a great amount of his time on Twitter, yet he’s not familiar with his daughter’s handle on the micro-blogging platform.
Trump mistook Ivanka Majik, a council worker from Brighton, for his daughter, Ivanka Trump.
The president-elect quoted a tweet directed at him by Lawrence Goodstein, a Twitter user from Seekonk, Massachusetts.
Goodstein had praised his daughter Ivanka as “a woman with real character and class”.
Lawrence Goodstein had mistakenly put @Ivanka, not @IvankaTrump which had little impact as he only has 160 followers.
The mistake flew right into the limelight when Trump brought it to his 20.1 million followers.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2017
Ivanka Majic, a digital consultant, said she and her husband were woken at 06:00 by calls from the media.
“Ivanka is an incredibly boring and popular Slavic girls name,” she told BBC.
“The other one I get confused with is a Hungarian concrete company called Ivanka concrete,” she added.
“I’m still undecided about whether to change my username. I don’t use Twitter very much partly as a result as having so many mentions. Tweets from normal people get lost in the mix.
“I’m someone who has used twitter since 2007. A new thing comes along and you create a username never thinking that one day Ivanka Trump’s dad will be President.”
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