Social media mocks Ivanka Trump for tweeting fake 'Chinese proverb' over Trump-Kim summit
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She tweeted the quote hours ahead of her father’s historic Tuesday meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.


Shanghai media outlet Shanghaiist noted that the website Quote Investigator had looked into the saying in the past, and found its first emergence in a 1903 Chicago magazine. The website noted that it is often misattributed to the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.

Quote Investigator found that, in 1962, the saying was published in another periodical with the words “Confucius say,” a popular format for jokes about quotes not actually attributable to Confucius.

Internet sleuths, activists and other Twitter users quickly jumped on the tweet: