Ivanka Trump Mocked After Quoting 'Chinese Proverb' That Isn't Chinese

Ivanka's tweet using Chinese proverb to hail Trump Kim meet stumps Chinese

The U.S. First Daughter tweeted the quote, "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it - Chinese Proverb".

People on the popular Chinese social media platform Weibo attempted to come up with a list of real Chinese proverbs that might match what Trump was trying to say. However, criticism was fairly tame in regards to the misquote, actually leading more people to spark an interest in helpfully trying to guess which actual Chinese proverb she might have meant to quote. -Chinese Proverb " Ivanka wrote in a tweet on Monday.

Ivanka Trump arrives for an event in the Rose Garden of the White House on June 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Others suggested, "Don't give advice while watching others playing a chess game", "Don't force others to do things you don't want to do yourself" and "It's better to knit a fishnet instead of standing by the river and hoping for fish".

One person wrote: 'She saw it in a fortune cookie at Panda Express, ' while another added: 'It makes sense, but I still don't know which proverb it is'.

The quote also has been attributed to Irish author George Bernard Shaw.

"Our editor really can't think of exactly which proverb this is".

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"'This not even remotely an actual Chinese proverb.' - Chinese Proverb", angryasianman tweeted.

Ivanka Trump has penchant for stirring controversies via her tweets.

"To be fair, the Chinese language has hundreds and arguably thousands of times more proverbs and sayings than any other language", Herzberg said.

Ivanka and her family enjoy a huge fan following in China. Her six-year-old daughter, Arabella Kushner, became an online sensation by singing ballads in Mandarin and reciting Chinese poetry in a video that was shown to President Xi Jinping during Mr Trump's visit to Beijing last year.

On Tuesday, after Trump and Kim met at the hotel in Singapore and shook hands before sitting down for a one-on-one meeting, Ivanka tweeted a simple collage of the iconic handshake between the two leaders. She frequently emphasizes her connection to China and Chinese culture and has also hired a Chinese-speaking nanny to tutor her daughter.

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