Twitter Slams Ivanka Trump For Crediting Jewish Proverb To Emma Watson

Cierra Bailey
Ivanka Trump was relentlessly mocked on Twitter for crediting an old Jewish proverb to Harry Potter actress, Emma Watson, in a viral Instagram post.

Apparently, Ivanka Trump — daughter of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump — believes actress Emma Watson is a historical Jewish Rabbi.

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Trump  posted an image on Instagram with the words, "If not me, who? If not now, when?" and attributed the quote to Watson, who rose to fame as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series.

According to Raw Story, the actual quote appears in the Pirkei Avot or the "Ethics of the Fathers," and was said by revered first century Rabbi, Hillel the Elder.

The original wording is slightly different, "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, what am I?"

In an effort to give Trump a pass, it has been noted that she most likely doesn't control her own Instagram account; however, it's still up to her to make sure her team isn't making her look ignorant.

The mistake is an even greater slap in the face to Judaism considering Trump's Orthodox Jewish conversion seven years ago.

One would think that such a blunder would never see the light of day, but alas, somehow the post was approved and shared with the all of her followers.

Her Jewish in-laws are likely wallowing in shame.

To be fair, Watson did say those words in a 2014 speech to the United Nations with no attribution.

“In my nervousness for this speech and in my moments of doubt I’ve told myself firmly — if not me, who, if not now, when,” Watson said. “If you have similar doubts when opportunities are presented to you I hope those words might be helpful.”

Those unfamiliar with the quote's origin would have no reason to question whether or not it came directly from her. However, Trump should have known better.

Once the error was pointed out, Twitter wasted no time mercilessly mocking Trump.

Trump's father is infamous for distributing false information during speeches, in interviews, and on Twitter, and her stepmother was recently accused of plagiarism.

It seems the entire Trump family is living one big PR nightmare.  

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