Today’s hilarious error by the New York Times may have been a little too on point to be considered an innocent mistake. The Gray Lady “misidentified Ivanka Trump as President Trump’s wife.”
The description may have been technically inaccurate, but there are no shortage of reasons to draw the false conclusion.
A decade ago, Trump appeared on ABC’s The View and declared that, “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.” (See video.)
More recently, it was revealed that the First Daughter would be handling First Lady duties while Melania stayed in Manhattan’s Trump Tower. After denying those reports for months, the White House seemingly reversed course by giving Ivanka her own West Wing office.
Though the mistake has been fixed, a Times Investigative reporter, Eric Lipton, tweeted the correction soon after:
Correction on an item posted on The NYT website today. pic.twitter.com/rmfcyjW2Di
— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) April 5, 2017
Regardless of where the error stemmed from, there’s no sense holding it against The New York Times — not when the leader of the free world is a guy who jokes about sleeping with his daughter and gives high level jobs to unqualified family members.
Sheila Norton is a writer with ten years of Capitol Hill experience. Subscribe to the OD Action email to get all the hottest news delivered right to your inbox every day at www.odaction.com