But there was a slight problem with his well-intentioned Friday morning tweet in that he misspelled one of the words. Instead of correctly translating St. Patrick’s Day as “Lá Fhéile Pádraig,” he erroneously posted “Lá Fheile Phadraig.”
Twitter users immediately spotted the additional “h” in the third word and delightedly pointed it out (some more savagely than others).
It’s the latest St. Patrick’s Day-linked gaffe from Trump and his administration.
At Thursday’s Friends Of Ireland luncheon in Washington D.C., Trump was widely ridiculed for reciting a proverb for his “Irish friends” ― which turned out to probably not be Irish at all ― and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) held up a lackluster pint of Guinness and got seriously dragged on Twitter.
Team Trump’s green St. Patrick’s Day edition of its “Make America Great Again” hats were also found to feature a four-leaf clover, instead of the shamrock associated with the day, stitched on the back.