President Donald Trump was ridiculed over the web on Thursday as he tried to make an impression on Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who was visiting the White House, with an “Irish proverb”. But it turns out that what he quoted was neither an Irish nor a proverb.
Trump started, “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.”
And then he continued on with what he mentioned as the proverb, “Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those who have stuck by you.”
According to a report, it was later revealed that President Trump’s favorite proverb was in fact a part of a poem written by a Nigerian poet, Albashir Adam Alhassan.
Albashir Alhassan was born in Kano state on March 3 in the mid 80’s.