Trump's 'Irish proverb' appears to be a Nigerian poem
|(CNN) - A Nigerian man has told CNN he was surprised to learn that US President Donald Trump had read a few lines of his poetry at an event marking St. Patrick's Day on Thursday.|
"My sister just brought the news to me. I didn't want to believe what she said initially," Albasheer Adam Alhassan, a Nigerian banker who wrote the poem in college, said. "I posted those things when I was back in school, over 10 years ago. I never thought it would get to this level."
Nigerian poem? Here is a snippet of Trump's comments. See if you can spot the controversy.
May the Nigerian Prince rise to email you.
May your bank funds be always in your account.
May you share your routing number with the prince.
to help him out of a legal pinch.
And until he emails you again,
May you hold your remaining funds in the hollow of your hand.