Monday, 17 December, 2018

Ivanka Trump mocked for sharing ‘Chinese proverb’ that isn’t actually Chinese

Ivanka Trump mocked for sharing ‘Chinese proverb’ that isn’t actually Chinese Ivanka Trump mocked for sharing ‘Chinese proverb’ that isn’t actually Chinese
Lora Ball | 13 June, 2018, 10:32

Taking to the social media platform ahead of the historic summit between her father, US President Donald Trump, and rogue North Korean leader Kim Jong-un this week, Ms Trump tweeted: "Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it", attributing the meaningful words to a Chinese proverb. -Chinese Proverb " Ivanka wrote in a tweet on Monday. By 1962, it had been put behind the words "Confucius say" by another periodical.

In China, where Twitter is blocked, screenshots of Ivanka's saying circulated on the social media site Weibo.

There was no agreement in the responses, although some people suggested Ivanka was alluding to a tale about a man who tried to dug up a mountain that he found in his way, according to the Telegraph.

"Actually Western people like to make up Chinese proverbs, like us, as we Chinese people also make up lots of those", said a diplomatic user on Weibo.

The tweet in question was posted just ahead of President Trump's summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

Website Quote Investigator, which suggested it originated at the turn of the 20th century in the United States, pointed out variations of the quote coming from different sources, such as Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, American writer Elbert Hubbard, humor magazine "Puck", and Saxby's Magazine, among others. "Please help!" the news account of Sina, the company that operates popular microblogging platform Weibo, posted.

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

But others mocked the first daughter, who once tapped a nanny to teach her daughter to speak Chinese, for seemingly mistaking the slogan for a proverb.

Unfortunately for Ivanka, the proverb is apparently not Chinese.

Bill Kristol, editor of the US political magazine the Weekly Standard, tweeted a guess that the phrase "seems in fact to be American from the turn of the 20th c. - which makes sense, since its spirit is can-do Americanism".

'But why are Trump WH (White House) aides giving our proverbs to China, increasing our proverb deficit?' he quipped. She then falsely attributed that saying to the Chinese philosopher Confucius.

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