Saturday, March 18, 2017

Trump's "Irish" Proverb

In a pre- St. Patrick's Day event Thursday with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, neo- fascist nitwit and Giant Toddler (h/t Quinn Cummings) Donald "O'Rump" Trump showed everyone his gift for blarney:
Standing alongside Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the Friends of Ireland luncheon in Washington, D.C., on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, Trump said that “as we stand together with our Irish friends” he was “reminded of that proverb” he’d heard “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,” recited Trump. “We know that, politically speaking.” 
Nice burn, O'Rump!

Small problem (but only if you care about truth and facts). It's a poem written (or not?) by a Nigerian named Albashir Adam Alhassan -- who happens to be Muslim, to boot:

Well, he could have been one of those "black Irish."

Regardless of its origin, it doesn't appear to be in any way "Irish." Twitter had fun, of course:

And our favorite:

BONUS:  Steven Colbert offers his thoughts--

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