Social media mocks Ivanka Trump for tweeting fake 'Chinese proverb' over Trump-Kim summit
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE's daughter Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpEx-Trump, progressive strategists battle over charges of anti-Semitism surrounding Eric Trump Ethics watchdog requests probe into Trump officials traveling to campaign events Trump praises Arizona governor's pick of Jon Kyl to succeed McCain MORE was mocked by social media users on Monday after she posted an apparently fake “Chinese proverb.”

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: