Former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney once performed When Irish Eyes are Smiling to US President Donald Trump at a fundraiser.
The unexpected rendition took place in Palm Beach, Florida, when Canadian musician, and host for the evening, David Foster invited the former leader up on to the stage to perform for Trump.
Mulroney was given the choice of two classic Irish songs to sing, Danny Boy and When Irish Eyes are Smiling.
He chose the latter, and before he began, he joked: “Mr. President, I hope this doesn’t fracture U.S.-Canada relations for decades.”
He then went on to perform the classic Irish ballad. You can see the video here.
The fundraiser was for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and took place at the Mar-a-Lago, which Trump has called the “winter White House”.
Mulroney and Trump have been long-time neighbours with both owning properties in Palm Beach.
Interestingly, it is not the first time that Mulroney has sang When Irish Eyes are Smiling for a US President.
In 1985, Mulroney and his wife Mila joined Ronald and Nancy Reagan in performing the song during a meeting in Quebec City, causing it to be dubbed the “Shamrock Summit”.
Written by Andrew Moore
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