You know shit’s getting real when even a dictionary roasts the Trump family. And yet here we are.
Merriam-Webster decided to take a jab at Ivanka Trump after the First Daughter’s interview about her role as her father’s unpaid assistant. When asked what she thought about people’s criticism that she was too complicit in what’s happening at the White House, Ivanka gave a vague reply, including this gem, “I don’t know what it means to be complicit.”
Of course, that’s exactly the part of the interview that everyone got caught up on. According to Merriam-Webster, it became the No. 1 lookup online after the video was released.
📈'Complicit' is our #1 lookup after Ivanka Trump told CBS "I don’t know what it means to be complicit." https://t.co/HEqWBltPUc
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 5, 2017
And, naturally, Twitter was loving it.
— lua james (@poptivist) April 5, 2017
Everyone else doing what Ivanka didn't bother to
— 🦦 ElliOTTER 🦦 (@ElliottRook) April 5, 2017
Some people offered to help Ivanka out.
Used in a sentence: Who is complicit in the tragedy of Syria?
— Jenny McKissack Moss (@jennymosswrites) April 5, 2017
adjective – involved with others in an illegal activity or wrongdoing.
"people who are complicit in some criminal conspiracy"
— ChezCeleste (@Chez_Celeste) April 5, 2017
— Mad Diva ☔️ (@MadDiva007) April 4, 2017
Others gave some suggestions for other words Ivanka and the rest of the Trump administration should probably look up while they’re at it.
@jaketapper Dictionaries getting a good work-out lately. I just looked up whether monetary payment is required for NEPOTISM. It isn't.
— Brenda J. Beley (@BrendaBeley) April 5, 2017
— Doug Farquhar (@Doug75280706) April 5, 2017
@ParkerMolloy Two more words many people don't seem to understand: Hypocrisy. Corruption.
— SW Saunders (@All30feetSW) April 5, 2017
Will she ever learn the meaning of the word “complicit”? We figure she’ll find out sooner or later.
Until then, keep on keeping on, Merriam-Webster.
This is the rawest dictionary on Twitter.
— Ess (@ScottyLiterati) April 4, 2017
Who knew a reference book could get so political? But I guess in 2017, anything is possible.