Ivanka Trump tweeted a 'Chinese proverb' but it has baffled absolutely everyone

Ivanka Trump tweeted a 'Chinese proverb' but it has baffled absolutely everyone

When it comes to making fools of themselves, the Trump family really are the gift that just keeps giving.

President Donald Trump, of course, is the reigning champion of public faux pas, whether they be a simple misunderstanding about what direction he's supposed to be walking in (seriously, the guy very frequently just wanders off), or a major issue such as the infamous "grab them by the p***y" incident. However, his sons are no strangers to the occasional foot-in-mouth moment, and even Melania has been known to mess up on occasion.

Nobody, however, can quite match up to Ivanka Trump when it comes to tweeting ridiculous stuff.

There was that time she wished her son a happy birthday when he was just eight months old, the time she seemed to imply that spending time with her nephew was the worst part of an "otherwise incredible day", and a recent mishap in which she shared an image of herself with her child - in what some viewed as an insensitive move, considering she did it very shortly after it was announced that thousands of children had been separated from their parents by ICE.

Then, on Monday, she shared a supposed "Chinese proverb" while her father was in Singapore for his summit with Kim Jong Un. It said, "Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it."

At face value, that seems like a decent piece of advice. However, there's one problem with it: many people are convinced that it's not a Chinese proverb at all.

Hundreds of people have reacted to the quote, with many of them saying that Ivanka had simply made up the attribution:

Meanwhile, others came up with other - more appropriate - proverbs for Ivanka to share.

"'Those who say making 85 million dollars in one year through illegal and treasonous corruption can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it'. -NewAmerican Proverb," wrote actor David Cross.

"'A public official may not appoint . . . to a civilian position in the agency in which he is serving or over which he exercises jurisdiction or control any individual who is a relative of the public official.' United States Code, Title 5, Section 3110," shared Former White House Cabinet Secretary Chris Lu - an obvious dig at the nepotism in Trump's administration.

Others simply piggybacked onto her tweet in order to let her know what they thought of Trump's current presidency; more specifically, the ongoing feuds over the separation of immigrant families.

The actual quote Ivanka was probably looking for - in case you were wondering - is: "Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it," and it comes from the novelist James A. Baldwin. So, not a Chinese proverb at all.

Despite many people telling her this on Twitter, the president's daughter has not taken down her post. In fact, it's currently pinned to the top of her timeline. Perhaps she'll realise her error sometime soon but, given her track record, it doesn't seem all that likely.