SMDH: Donald Trump said he’s visiting Ireland because of great relationships with the United Kingdom. Um, Ireland hasn’t been part of the UK since 1922.
During a press conference with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, Trump was asked if the real reason for his trip was to visit his golf course.
“No, this trip is really about great relationships that we have with the U.K.,” he said. “I really wanted to do this stop in Ireland. It was really important to me, because of the great relationship I have with the people and with your prime minister,” he added.
The Irish people didn’t want him to visit their country, just like the Brits.
Trump also compared the Irish border to the US-Mexico border. Ireland and Northern Ireland have had conflicts over their border. Northern Ireland is part of the UK and will leave the European Union if Brexit goes through.
“It will all work out very well, also for you, with your wall, your border.” “We have a border situation in the United States and you have one over here,” Trump said.
PM Varadkar pushed back: “I think one thing we want to avoid, of course, is a wall or border between us.”
The moment greeted with facepalms across Ireland.
"It will all work out for you… with your wall, your border, we have a border situation in the United States and you have one over here"pic.twitter.com/4Tc0RXNn0I
— Richard Chambers (@newschambers) June 5, 2019