Ivanka Trump Humiliated By Twitter For Parroting A Fake Chinese Proverb

Ivanka Trump Humiliated By Twitter For Parroting A Fake Chinese Proverb

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President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka made a joke of herself on Twitter Monday with a tweet meant to mark her daddy’s North Korea summit in Singapore.

On the eve of the summit, which worked out to the advantage of North Korea, Ivanka posted what she claimed to be a Chinese proverb and pinned the tweet at the top of her page.

The problem is that the quote is not a Chinese proverb at all. In fact, it’s confusing the hell out of the Chinese, who have been tirelessly trying to figure out where the hell Ivanka got it.

According to Reuters:

One user on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, said the saying originated from Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Another claimed it came from American novelist James Baldwin.

Quote Investigator, an internet website that looks at the origin of quotations, says the expression might have evolved from a comment in a periodical based in Chicago, Illinois, at the turn of the 20th century.

Regardless of the origin of the quote, Twitter users have been relentlessly mocking Ivanka for it ever since.

If only Ivanka has checked the source of the quote like Reuters did before she posted it, she would be less of a laughingstock than she already is.

Of course, we are talking a woman who said this about facts:

“Perception is more important than reality. If someone perceives something to be true, it is more important than if it is in fact true.”
~Ivanka Trump, The Trump Card: Playing to Win in Work and Life

 

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