Terry Branstad is technically the U.S. ambassador to China, but President Trump’s 6-year-old granddaughter was the one doing all the charming, with some impressive soft-power diplomacy of her own. On Wednesday, her command of Mandarin was put on display for China’s top leaders — and a growing fan base throughout the country.
During tea between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing, POTUS played a video of his granddaughter Arabella (the daughter of Jared and Ivanka) speaking and performing a song in Mandarin for Xi and his wife.
“Hello grandpa Xi. Hello grandma Peng,” Arabella, fully dressed the part as well, begins.
According to China’s Xinhua state news agency, Xi said that Arabella’s command of Chinese was impressive and her performance was “an A-plus.” He added that she already had developed a significant following in China, and hoped that she would soon visit the country again in the future.
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