Arabella Kushner, daughter of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, has once again demonstrated her proficiency in Mandarin as she sings and recites poetry to Chinese President Xi Jinping.
While having afternoon tea with Xi at the Hall of Embodied Treasures in the Bao Yun Lou, a century-old former library building located in the Forbidden City
in Beijing, President Donald Trump showed a video of his 6-year-old granddaughter singing in Chinese on his tablet, South China Morning Post
In the video, the youngster greeted the Chinese president and his wife, singer and performing artist Peng Liyuan, and bows to them in respect.
“Hello, Grandpa Xi. Hello, Grandma Peng. Hello everyone, let me sing a song,” Arabella began in the video.
She then continued to sing a traditional Chinese folk song describing the beautiful landscape of China, according to the Daily Mail
Arabella then recited a few lines of ancient Chinese poetry and verses from “Three Character Classic,” text based on legendary Chinese philosopher Confucius, according to New York Post
Arabella’s fluency in Mandarin left Xi impressed, praising the girl for a job well done and gave her an “A-plus” for her remarkable performance, and even called her a “child star”.
It turns out, Arabella began learning Mandarin through a Chinese nanny hired by her family, and then was taught at a previous school in New York City. Her younger brothers, Joseph and Theodore, are also picking up the language.
This is not the first time Arabella demonstrated her love for Mandarin. In February, she and her mother stopped by Beijing’s embassy in Washington for Chinese New Year
. A day after the visit, Ivanka Trump posted a video of Arabella playing with a paper puppet dragon while singing a Chinese song.
A few months later in April, Arabella greeted Xi when he visited the United States at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. There, she performed
in front of the Chinese president with a song and poetry in Mandarin.