Please help!' the news channel for Sina - the company behind Weibo, China's largest Twitter-like platform - wrote on its official account. "Fake" Chinese proverb Ivanka where did u get this???", one user wrote, while another added: "This is not a real Chinese proverb but it's nice to know you can use google for fake quotes".
The first daughter and senior presidential adviser sent off what seemed to be a note of encouragement as her dad sat down in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
"'This not even remotely an actual Chinese proverb.' - Chinese Proverb", angryasianman tweeted.
On social media site Weibo, some quoted similar sayings that are popular in China, such as: " Don't give advice while watching others playing a chess game".
Maybe next time, she will fact-check herself before she tweets - a lesson we all have to learn at some point.
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Others, however, think this popular saying in China could be what Ivanka was referring to: "If you can do it, do it; if you can't, shut up".
This is not Ms Trump's first apparent misattribution to Chinese lore. In 2013, she tweeted: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life", a quote she attributed to Confucius.
"It sounds more legitimate and credible to pronounce a quote coming from the ancient civilization of China", said Herzberg, who with his wife, Xue Qin, has written a book on Chinese proverbs.
According to the website, a Chicago periodical in 1903 published an article that read in part, "Things move along so rapidly nowadays that people saying: 'It can't be done, ' are always being interrupted by somebody doing it".
"But why are Trump WH (White House) aides giving our proverbs to China, increasing our proverb deficit?" he quipped.