The U.S. Capitol's St. Patrick's Day rituals did not bring President Donald Trump any luck this year.
On St. Patrick's Day eve, Trump was put in an awkward position when Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny stood beside him and subtly called out his immigration policy in front of everyone.
After Trump discussed the country's "high levels of optimism" and vowed America would remain a loyal friend to Ireland, he introduced Kenny, who explained the tradition of gathering at the White House every year to honor Ireland's patron saint.
Then he packed the punch. "He too, of course, was an immigrant," Kenny said. "And though he is of course the patron saint of Ireland, for many people around the globe he is also a symbol of the patron of immigrants."
For a brief moment, it appeared the two leaders might clash as hard as their green striped and polka dotted ties.
Instead, Trump gave Kenny some serious side eye as he continued: "Ireland came to America because, deprived of liberty, deprived of opportunity, of safety, of even food itself, the Irish believed, four decades before Lady Liberty lifted her lamp, we were the wretched refuse on the teeming shore.
"We believed in the shelter of America in the compassion of America, in the opportunity of America.
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