On the eve of St. Patrick's Day, Donald Trump welcomed Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny.
In the spirit of good will, Trump shared his favorite Irish proverb he holds near and dear to his heart. But the poetic words stumbling out of his mouth raised some eyebrows, especially from those on Twitter.
Turns out the proverb was written by a Nigerian poet.
The setup hinted promise. "As we stand together with our Irish friends, I’m reminded of that proverb—and this is a good one, this is one I like, I’ve heard it for many many years and I love it," said Trump, from the White House.
Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.’ We know that, politically speaking, a lot of us know that, we know it well, it’s a great phrase.
Yet, many Irish people have never heard of this proverb originating from glen to glen.
Twitter users were unforgiving despite the dubious authenticity of the proverb.
This one came up from behind.
But, he doesn't make anything up.
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