Trump's favorite Irish proverb is neither Irish nor a proverb
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On Thursday, the eve of Saint Patrick's Day, Donald Trump met with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
The president decided that he would share his favorite Irish proverb with the crowd:
However, social media users noticed something flawed about the quote -- it's neither Irish nor a proverb.
It's actually a poem written by Albashir Adam Alhassan, a Nigerian man in his thirties.
See what Twitter had to say about the mix-up:
Trump shares his favorite Irish proverb that is actually neither of those things
Have literally never heard this in my entire life. https://t.co/3gSBhbvdl2
One of his staff is definitely trolling him now, and it's brilliant
Trump: 'quick, find me an Irish proverb!'
With all due respect to the president's reputation for scrupulously checking his sources, I don't think this is an… https://t.co/OfMquUyKra
This lad is due some royalty payments https://t.co/IHrBv1Q8QI
Trump's Irish poet, Albashir Adam Alhassan, is Nigerian. Also, a proverb is not a poem. #ArtFunding #IrishProverb #IrishLiterature
Trump's favorite Irish proverb that he struggled to read aloud was written by Albashir Adam Alhassan, a Nigerian. https://t.co/sk8yIcRgiD
Wait. Trump's favorite "Irish proverb" is a poem written by a Nigerian Muslim? LOL! (So many layers to this, all of which are evident.)