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Donald Trump shares his favourite Irish proverb, which isn’t Irish, or a proverb

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Meeting the Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on Thursday, ahead of St. Patrick’s Day, naturally the US President Donald Trump wanted to make a good impression with one of the country’s closest allies.

Standing beside Kenny, he said:  "As we stand together with our Irish friends, I’m reminded of an Irish proverb – and this is a good one, this is one I like, I’ve heard it for many, many years and I love it.”

He proceeded to read: "Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.”

He added: "We know that, politically speaking.”

Just one problem with this. It’s not an Irish proverb. It’s not even Irish. Or a proverb.

Sorry, who was that author again?

Ah well, zero out of two ain’t bad...

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ShortList.com staff writer Dave’s primary passions are pop, prose, punning and power ballads (and alliteration). A lower division football enthusiast and long-suffering cricket fan, he is one of only 110 people followed on Twitter by Chas Hodges from Chas ‘n’ Dave. Follow Dave on Twitter like Chas: @davefawbert

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