Ivanka: the proverbial chip off the old block



“First daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump left China’s social media users confused after tweeting what she believed to be an inspirational Chinese proverb ahead of her father’s historic meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un.  ‘Those who say it can not be done, should not interrupt those doing it,’ she wrote, in an apparent shot at the president’s critics.”   [dailydot.com]


Did Ivanka remember a book jacket blurb?

Or was it a billboard she saw in a  ‘burb?

Or perhaps for Dad’s sake

She created a fake

Then, if so, what she did could be called:  improverb.


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  • ABC News first said it needed "Larry Herzberg, the director of Asian studies at Calvin College and a professor of Chinese language" to debunk it, and someone said it was someone between Confucius and George Bernard Shaw, and thus Churchill [and thus Margaret Serious?]. So, I agree with Herzberg that one shouldn't be too tough on her. It wasn't like her complaining that daddy slapped a tariff on her designer goods.

    Anyway, Ivana wishes someone would have said that some time about Jan. 30,. 1981.

  • In reply to jack:

    Thanks for remembering my interest in Winston, Jack, but I don't believe he said this first -- and I know I didn't.

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