Watch: Trump's Granddaughter Impresses Chinese President With Mandarin Skills

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Nov 09, 2017 12:30 PM
Watch: Trump's Granddaughter Impresses Chinese President With Mandarin Skills

President Trump’s granddaughter impressed Chinese President Xi Jinping with her language skills this week.

During the president’s trip to China, he played a video of 6-year-old Arabella Kushner Wednesday singing and reciting poems in Mandarin.


Xi gave Arabella an “A plus” on her performance and said Ivanka’s daughter is considered a “child star” in China.

This time, Arabella, in a Chinese-style dress and in front of an American flag, dedicated her performance to “Grandpa Xi” and “Grandma Peng.” [...]

She sang a children’s song about sweeping rice fields, a jade-green river and a lake studded with lotus flowers, stocked with fat, golden carp and with flocks of ducks hiding in the reeds. She also recited the Three Characters Classic, an ancient text used to teach children the key values of Confucianism, as well as two other poems and another song. (Washington Post)

According to the Post, Arabella took the Chinese internet by storm.

On the Chinese Internet, Arabella won praise — one netizen called her an “adorable girl” whose Chinese is great, according to one widely shared post.

“This little girl is so smart, hope in the future that she can make a bigger contribution between friendly exchanges China and the United States,” wrote another netizen.

She also impressed China’s Foreign Ministry.

“Arabella as a small messenger of Sino-American friendship is deeply loved by the Chinese people,” said spokeswoman Hua Chunying, reports The Post. “I believe it will also help to narrow the feelings and distance between the peoples of China and the United States.”

This wasn't the first time Xi saw Arabella perform. The girl also sang for the Chinese leader and his wife when they visited Mar-a-Lago in April. 

According to Newsweek, the first family spends "upwards of $75,000 annually" for her language lessons.