Chinese proverb? Ivanka's tweet baffles China
Ivanka Trump's tweet baffled internet users in China Photograph: (AFP)
As US President Trump successfully concluded his summit with North Korean leader Kim on Tuesday, Ivanka Trump's tweet a day earlier baffled Internet users in China.
“Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” -Chinese Proverb— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 11, 2018
Ivanka in a tweet said: “Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it.” -Chinese Proverb. However, Chinese Internet users could not figure out what it meant as it circulated on Weibo. Even though Twitter is banned in China but the screenshot of the post went viral on the Chinese Internet.
as a Chinese i gotta tell you that, Ivanka, there is no such proverb,here,in china. people on Weibo are talking about this tweet, For the love of President Trump, i'll let you know that the closest proverb to what you tweet is 'u can u up no can no bb'. you're welcome— ニジョウ (@greednut) June 12, 2018
Several users said it is not a Chinese proverb, some were confused if Chinese philosopher Confucius said those words even as several users disagreed. Some thought Ivanka just made it up, others doubted the origin of the tweet as they scratched around to make sense of it.
Ivanka totally confuses the Chinese population.https://t.co/EchN2jItpE— Beverly Hall (@bevhallmezzo) June 12, 2018
Ivanka's too intellectually lazy to properly identify/Google a real Chinese proverb to Tweet out of context for self-aggrandizing reasons i guess she can't be expected to be effective on any front, but still.— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) June 12, 2018
Users on China's Weibo are going nuts trying to reverse translate Ivanka's Chinese proverb tweet https://t.co/5skhZOtwW9— Megha Rajagopalan (@meghara) June 12, 2018