Trump Recites an Irish Proverb Written by a Nigerian Poet

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On the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, Donald Trump decided to read his favorite Irish proverb.


“Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you,” said Nigerian poet Albashir Adam Alhassan.

Alhassan was born to Nigerian parents in the Kano State of Nigeria, which, coincidentally, is not Ireland. But according to Trump, it doesn’t matter if a proverb isn’t Irish; he can make it Irish.

There’s one Irish phrase fitting for Trump: “Dún é!” Basically, shut up.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).


Prostate of Dorian Gray

Nope. Grew up Irish Catholic. There’s no way that is an Irish anything. We don’t forget the things that make us sad. We stew over that shit until our birthday and end up in a fistfight in the yard with Dad.