It would seem the luck of the Irish was not exactly with the Butternut Bigot when he met with Taoiseach Enda Kenny, leader of Ireland yesterday. Of course, because the Great Pretender fancies himself knowledgeable, well on pretty much everything, he jumped at the chance to show off his cultural musings on Irish proverbs. His teeny fingers were practically trembling in giddiness with the literary genius he was about to proffer:
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
I suppose it could sound Irish, if it wasn’t for the wee fact that this proverb actually is not Irish at all. It is instead from Nigerian poet Albashir Adam Alhassan. Clearly, someone in the Irish contingent took their chance to send up Lord Cheeto in epic proportions. You see, not only is Alhassan Nigerian, but he hails from the Nupe tribe that is majority Muslim.
Oh, the superb irony.
And Twitter went to town — Irish style:
On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Trump shares an Irish proverb: pic.twitter.com/U7FoWV2czK
— Axios (@axios) March 16, 2017
— misterobb (@misterobb) March 16, 2017
@axios What fresh hell is this? It’s certainly NOT an Irish proverb. We have Yeats, Beckett, Joyce, Wilde, Behan etc but he picks that shit?
— Deb Murphy (@FeckinLife) March 16, 2017
— H Lu (@runhq) March 16, 2017
@axios This is as much an Irish proverb as something my dog threw up.
— Dermot Moriarty (@dermotmoriarty) March 16, 2017
— Pamela Weaver (@pamela_weaver) March 16, 2017
@BraddJaffy This daft moron wouldn’t know a poem from a proverb… he’d probably think limericks are Irish illegals and ban them too.
— Paula Bel (@RealPaulaBel) March 17, 2017
Trump enjoys obscure communist Nigerian poets. Who knew?
— Billy Pilgrim (@dogstar7tweets) March 16, 2017
I think Debbie Ahern sums this cultural exchange up nicely.
— Debbie Ahern ❄ (@savetheturtles2) March 16, 2017
HAHA! Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving bigot.