Trump's favorite Irish proverb is neither Irish nor a proverb

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:

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Trump shares his favorite Irish proverb that is actually neither of those things
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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!' Staf… https://t.co/eOBZwKC9me
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.)
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