Trump’s Favorite ‘Irish Proverb” Which He Read During A Visit By The Country’s Prime Minister Is Actually A Nigerian Poet’s Quote.
On Saint Patrick’s Day, President Trump met with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, and decided to share his favorite ‘Irish Proverb’ with the crowd.
Despite his unwavering confidence in its validity, the ‘proverb’ he read is in fact a poem written by a well-known Nigerian poet, Albasheer Adam Alhassan.
The poem, titled ‘Remember to Forget’ was written by the young Muslim man in 2001, ‘before people in Nigeria had access to the internet,’ he said.
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‘Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.’
The quote is pulled word for word from Alhassan’s poem, much to his surprise, as he posted it online many years ago.