Ivanka Trump said she was very proud of her children’s performance in honor of President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan’s official visit to the US.
The Chinese President was serenaded by Donald Trump’s grandchildren with a traditional folk song in Mandarin.
During Xi Jinping’s first meeting at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, Arabella and Joseph Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s two oldest children, performed the song and recited poetry.
Ivanka shared the video of the private concert held at the president’s luxurious 126-room resort. In the video, the two children are seen singing as their mother stands next to them while Trump and Xi stand opposite watching and smiling.
Ivanka is heard saying in the clip: “We wanted to make you feel at home.” She captioned the clip with: “Very proud of Arabella and Joseph for their performance in honour of President Xi Jinping and Madame Peng Liyuan’s official visit to the US!”
Trump has retweeted the video from his account to his 27 million followers.
This is not the first time Arabella has performed in Mandarin. Shortly after Trump’s election win, a clip of the young girl reciting Chinese poetry went viral in China.
Ivanka is known to be the most popular Trump family member in China. She’s known as “baifumei” which translates to white, rich, and beautiful. Many in China believe that she has helped in softening Trump’s confrontational and aggressive approach to the country.
During their meeting at the President’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, the leaders of the world’s two biggest economies shook hands and flashed smiles. Then Trump and Xi posed with their wives, Melania Trump and Peng Liyuan, on the steps before having dinner.
Before the dinner, Trump said he and Xi already had had a lengthy discussion and had even “developed a friendship.”
During his campaign, Trump had taken a tough stance regarding China. He called the country a “tremendous problem” and claimed that askew trade deals with China disadvantage American businesses and workers. Trump tweeted last week that he expects the meeting with Xi to be “very difficult”.