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Oops! Ivanka Trump's Reference Of 'Chinese Proverb' Over Trump-Kim Summit Lands Her In Soup

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| June 12 , 2018 , 15:58 IST

Elders often counsel their loved ones of not putting their hands in businesses which are way beyond their level of understanding. Seems like United States of America's first daughter Ivanka Trump is yet to be taught the fact and her latest tweet which quoted a "Chinese proverb" proved that.

Ivanka posted the tweet, "Those who say it cannot be done, should not interrupt those doing it," for celebrating her father and US President, Donald Trump's historic meet with the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un over seeking closure to a tense decades-old nuclear stand-off.

What could have been a tweet of triumph turned disaster as it triggered an entire debate on social media over the reference of proverb's origin. While the Chinese crowd absolutely ridiculed the idea of Ivanka's saying belonging to their culture, one user suggested that it originated in the US itself.

Ever since Ms Trump posted the tweet, the baffled Chinese have been shouting "fake proverb" to get their point across on Twitter. Also working as Donald Trump's senior adviser, Ivanka has expressed her sheer fascination for Chinese culture frequently, which garnered her high following among young Chinese women.

Earlier in 2013 also, Ivanka had incorrectly described a quotation, "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life," as Chinese, attributing the phrase to Confucius. However, the experts denied the saying belonging to China.