Wednesday, 20 March, 2019

Trump presented with Shamrock Bowl Irish Taoiseach

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC during his visit to the US Credit Brian Lawless  PA Wire Taoiseach Leo Varadkar speaking at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington DC during his visit to the US Credit Brian Lawless PA Wire
Steven Clarke | 15 March, 2019, 06:41

"Most important thing for us in Ireland is that their decision to leave shouldn't cause problems in Northern Ireland where people voted to stay", he said.

Honored to welcome the Taoiseach of Ireland Leo Varadkar to the Vice President's residence for breakfast this morning to begin St. Patrick's Day weekend.

Alongside Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office, Trump declared that Brexit is "actually tearing a lot of countries apart".

Trump's intervention on Brexit is very welcome, according to pro-Brexit analyst Niles Gardiner, who worked for former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher after she left office.

"If they don't talk to us we're going to do something that's very severe economically", Trump said. "I regret that Brexit's happening".

Before Mr Varadkar's arrival, Mr Trump tweeted that he looked forward to making a trade deal with the United Kingdom, several hours before British MPs in the House of Commons were due to vote on whether they should seek an extension for Brexit from the EU. Parliament voted later in the day to request a delay of the planned March 29 exit.

Until the 1998 Good Friday agreement, violence in the previous three decades in Northern Ireland killed more than 3,500 people. "I hate to see everything being ripped apart right now".

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The prime minister said while their views on Brexit differ, the relationship between the USA and Ireland remains strong. "But I think it could have been negotiated in a different manner". "There is very deep-seated animosity within the Irish government to Brexit".

The Washington Post reports that Varadkar is among the few openly gay world leaders, joining Luxembourg's Xavier Bettel and Serbia's Ana Brnabic.

On Wednesday, the Taoiseach said of partner Dr. Matt Barrett: "he was able to get time off work and make the journey so he'll be taking up the invitation from Mike and Karen Pence to attend tomorrow". Trump gave it a try, too, and got pretty close, at the final theatrical rite of the Irish visit - the presentation of a crystal bowl of shamrocks.

"The United States and the Republic of Ireland have such close ties that it's unlikely that anything permanently damaging would happen", McMahon said.

He said: "I know he is a supporter of Brexit and I am not".

"We talked about Brexit, something that is turning out to be a little more complex than they thought it would be".

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