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.
According to the New York Times, Ivanka Trump's tweet also sparked a widespread discussion on Weibo among baffled Chinese netizens who suggested genuine Chinese sayings which might convey a similar meaning to it. As the discussion grew, some pointed to other popular sayings in China, such as "If you can do it, do it; if you can't, shut up".
The daughter of the United States president used a Chinese proverb to extend support, saying, "Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it- Chinese Proverb".
There's just one problem: this is most likely not a Chinese proverb. Others suggested, "Don't give advice while watching others playing a chess game", "Don't force others to do things you don't want to do yourself" and "It's better to knit a fishnet instead of standing by the river and hoping for fish".
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Ivanka Trump has suffered another embarrassing mishap on Twitter after sharing an apparently fake "Chinese proverb".
But users of social media in China, were unable to identify the saying, according to the AFP news agency.
She quoted the tweet as having been said by Confucious, famous Chinese editor, philosopher, and politician when in reality the historical figure never had said anything remotely like that.
The internet, predictably, has a lot to say about the tweet.
The ridicule was present stateside, too, where conservative writer and ardent Trump critic Bill Kristol lambasted her over the proverb.More news: Ewan McGregor Will Star in the 'Shining' Sequel 'Doctor Sleep'!
Twitter users were also quick to criticise the president's daughter.
It's not the first time Ivanka Trump has given China credit for an adage.
"'This not even remotely an actual Chinese proverb.' - Chinese Proverb", angryasianman tweeted.
The origins of the supposed "proverb" are hazy and, as it turns out, most certainly not Chinese.More news: Actor Sylvester Stallone under investigation for sexual assault