Ivanka Trump mocked for 'Chinese proverb' after dad's historic summit

A tweet posted to Ivanka Trump's Twitter account

After President Donald Trump's landmark sit-down with notorious recluse North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to discuss easing tensions between the two nations, the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump, chose to take to Twitter to share a quote she attributed to the situation that she claimed to be of Chinese origin, but in actuality is not.

People in China began tweeting other sayings they thought Ivanka might have meant to use.

Asian Twitter couldn't resist having a little fun after reading an Ivanka Trump tweet that she described as a "Chinese Proverb". -Chinese Proverb " Ivanka wrote in a tweet on Monday.

Confucius says Ivanka Trump made a proverbial social media gaffe.

"The foolish old man removed mountains", "a true gentleman should keep silent while watching a chess game" and "if you can do it, do it; if you can't, shut up", were some of the common sayings suggested by people.

Exasperation set in. "She saw it in a fortune cookie at Panda Express", said another. In fact, no one quite knows where it comes from, and it is often attributed to Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, but there is no evidence supporting that either. "Please help!" wrote the news channel affiliated with Weibo's parent company on its social-media account.

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"[My editor] really can't think of what exactly this proverb is".

"It sounds more legitimate and credible to pronounce a quote coming from the ancient civilization of China", said Herzberg, who with his wife, Xue Qin, has written a book on Chinese proverbs.

"Three minutes of googling suggests this is a fake Chinese Proverb".

"But why are Trump WH (White House) aides giving our proverbs to China, increasing our proverb deficit?" he quipped. 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.

Actual Chinese netizens debated the possible Chinese source, if any, of Trump's tweet.

Twitter users were also quick to criticise the president's daughter.

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