Arabella Trump made a super-cute Oval Office cameo Wednesday when she walked in on her grandfather’s interview with New York Times reporters.
The six-year-old greeted the president with a cool “Hi Grandpa.” — then proceeded to show off her skills in Chinese as her mom Ivanka Trump watched from the doorway.
“Say hello to them in Chinese,” Donald Trump said.
“Ni hao,” the little girl replied.
“She’s great,” Trump told the scribes, who were midway through an exclusive interview that mostly focused on his so-far failed health care push. “She speaks fluent Chinese. She’s amazing.
“Honey? Can you say a few words in Chinese?” the president continued. “Say, like, ‘I love you, Grandpa.’”
“WWo ai ni, Grandpa,” she said.
“She’s unbelievable, huh?” Trump gushed. “Good, smart genes.”
Arabella, who started learning Mandarin from a nanny as a toddler, wowed visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in April by singing in the Chinese language and reciting Confucian poetry.
Dave Goldiner is the Forward’s director of digital media. Dave is a veteran journalist who has spent two decades working at newspapers in the United States and Africa. A native New Yorker, Goldiner wrote for the New York Daily News, where he covered some of the biggest stories of our time, including the attacks of September 11, along with thousands of stories of hope and heartbreak. He also studied and worked in Southern Africa and has written for publications in South Africa and Zimbabwe. He holds masters degrees in journalism and public administration from Columbia University. Dave can be reached at email@example.com, or follow him on Twitter @davegoldiner
Arabella Wows Reporters With ‘Ni Hao’ After Crashing Grandpa Trump’s New York Times Interview