Merriam-Webster Defines ‘Complicit’ for Ivanka Trump Following CBS Interview


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Today, during Gayle King‘s CBS This Morning interview with Ivanka Trump, the first daughter was asked about critics who say she and her husband Jared Kushner are “complicit in what is happening to the White House.” She responded by saying, “If being complicit is wanting to… be a force for good and to make a positive impact, then I’m complicit.” She added, “I don’t know what it means to be complicit.”

Apparently, that’s the case for a lot of people, because according to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, after she said that she doesn’t know what it means, lookups for the word complicit spiked:

Saturday Night Live recently ran a fragrance ad sketch where Ivanka, played by Scarlett Johansson, was selling her new fragrance, “Complicit.” When the sketch ran, lookups for “complicit” also went up.

This is not the first time Merriam-Webster has done some light trolling. Back in November, after President Donald Trump‘s victory, they tweeted the most searched words:

And, after Kellyanne Conway‘s famous “alternative facts” defense of Sean Spicer’s comments on Trump’s inauguration crowd size, they tweeted the actual definition of facts:

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