President Donald Trump sparked web derision for himself on Thursday as he tried to impress visiting Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny to the White House, with an Irish proverb.
But what he quoted was neither Irish nor even a proverb.
“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,” Trump said.
“Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those who have stuck by you,” he quoted the proverb.
As it turned out the 70 year-old American leader has messed up again.
According to a report by Ventures Africa, Google checks later revealed that President Trumps ‘favourite proverb’ is part of a poem.
It came from a poem written by a Kano-born Nigerian budding poet, Albashir Adam Alhassan.