Ireland's Prime Minister roasted Donald Trump while standing inches away from him
- Author: Leroy Wright Mar 18, 2017,
Mar 18, 2017, 11:12
A chara, - Congratulations to Taoiseach Enda Kenny for giving a masterclass in paddywhackery and kowtowing when he visited Donald Trump in the White House.
O'Riordan said that Trump supporters embracing Irish culture and heritage have "forgotten their history", because similar to many non-white immigrants today, Irish people were labeled terrorists when they first arrived in the U.S. "I've heard it for many many years, and I love it", Trump told a room full of reporters.
Though there was a lot to hate about the day, one thing is for sure - Twitter users were unanimously overjoyed that Sean Spicer left last years trousers at home. Kenny, who called Trump's rhetoric "racist and dangerous" in May, used the opportunity to present Trump with a bowl of shamrocks and a lecture on the immigrant spirit.
Unfortunately for lovers of irony everywhere, however, it was also not the work of a 30-something Nigerian banker, as many Google searchers suggested after finding the stanzas listed on Poemhunter.com, in a submission by Albashir Adam Alhassan.
The 32-year-old told NBC News he wrote the poem in 2001 when he was a teenager, "when no one in Nigeria had access to the internet".
An estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish immigrants live in the United States - they make up a small percentage of the more than 11 million undocumented immigrants living there, the majority of whom were born in Mexico.
Regardless of where the quote came from, the bulk of social media responses pointed to Alhassan's poem as a suspected source - noting its prominence in Google search results.
"I just saw the president of the United States read from his script, entirely".
"I think there is a mood at the European Council level to focus really to having outcomes to political decisions that will impact on our people".
Mr Kenny's trip to the U.S. to mark the occasion has had some serious undertones, with the Prime Minister using his meeting with Mr Trump at the White House to talk about Brexit, trade and Mr Trump's immigration policies. "Especially the fact that he victimised some of my people, some Muslims", Alhassan, who is Muslim, said.
Last May Mr Kenny said that Americans should not vote for Mr Trump in the presidential election because " if Trump's comments are racist and unsafe, which they are, there is an alternative to vote for".