Today is St. Patricks’s Day, and Donald Trump decided to mark this day in history by insulting every ethnic Irish person by completely disrespecting Ireland with his own special message.
Yesterday, Trump met with Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny and completely embarrassed the United States in front of him. Taking to the podium, Trump tried to kiss a** and show his appreciation of St. Patrick’s Day by reading off an “Irish proverb.” In his usual clunky speech pattern, Trump said:
“As we stand together with our Irish friends, i’m reminded of an Irish proverb – and this is a good one, this is one I like, I’ve heard it for many, many years and I love it. Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.”
Here’s the thing, though – that’s not an Irish proverb at all, and it didn’t take long for people on social media to point it out. Many Twitter users have never even heard this “proverb” at all:
People on the internet tried to track down Trump’s proverb, and it turned out to be just another one of Trump’s lazy, careless mistakes. The proverb wasn’t Irish at all – it was actually a poem written by Nigerian poet Albashir Adam Alhassan called “Remember to Forget.”
OK I’ve found trump’s ‘irish’ proverb. pic.twitter.com/ZsWPUvqDDL
— cólz (@colz) March 16, 2017
As expected, once Twitter found out about this, Trump got dragged.
There have been rumors that Trump is being trolled by a speech writer, and perhaps this further makes the case for it. But as this Nigerian poem appears in several places on the internet as an Irish proverb, it’s obvious that the speechwriter didn’t do any research and just chose the fastest route to get Trump a poem. It completely backfired – and now the world has just another example of how stupid America’s POTUS is.
You can watch Trump deliver this humiliating moment below:
Trump reads one of his favorite Irish proverbs pic.twitter.com/KgE5ipvepw
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 16, 2017
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