Trump uses granddaughter’s Mandarin skills to wow Chinese
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Trump uses granddaughter’s Mandarin skills to wow Chinese

US president plays video of Arabella Kushner reciting ancient Chinese poetry and verses from Confucian text for President Xi Jinping

US President Donald Trump’s granddaughter Arabella Kushner played a role in bridging US-China diplomacy on Wednesday.

China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported that Trump played a video of Arabella reciting ancient Chinese poetry and verses from the Confucian text the “Three Character Classic” to Chinese President Xi Jinping after they met at the Forbidden City ancient palace complex in Beijing on Wednesday.

Xi responded that Arabella’s Chinese deserved an “A-plus.”

Earlier this year, a brief video clip of Arabella singing in Chinese circulated to strong approval on the internet in China. The clip posted by Trump’s daughter Ivanka showed then 5-year-old Arabella singing best wishes for the holiday while playing with a traditional Chinese puppet.

Ivanka Trump and daughter Arabella also made a surprise visit to the Chinese Embassy in Washington in February to participate in Chinese New Year festivities.

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