Despite their best efforts, Republicans’ attempts to embrace St. Patrick’s Day haven’t exactly gone down a storm.
First there was Donald Trump’s green MAGA baseball cap, then there was his failed attempt to share an Irish proverb, and Thursday there was the not-exactly-positive response to Paul Ryan’s pint of Guinness.
As expected, Trump kicked off his Friday with a tweet celebrating St Patrick’s Day.
Happy Lá Fheile Phadraig to all of my great Irish friends!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2017
And — also as expected — the responses weren’t exactly favourable.
It took less than a minute for this one to come in, for instance.
Soon, others were making a similar point.
Other people, meanwhile, picked up on the “great Irish friends” part.
Finally, there was this cheery Irish reply.
Translation: “Kiss my ass”.
Another day, another Twitter fail.