Ireland Says Trump Visit Has Been Canceled

Blanche Robertson
September 14, 2018

The Irish Independent reported that the president's entire European itinerary was under review, with the Irish part of it expected to be cancelled.

Mr. Trump was expected to face widespread protests in Ireland.

Press Secretary of the White house Sarah Sanders stated that the final decision about whether to stop the tramp in Ireland during a trip to Europe is still pending.

US President Donald Trump's November visit to the Republic of Ireland has been cancelled.

"Clearly the outpouring of objections to this visit has had the desired effect as President Trump has decided not to come to Ireland". "As details are confirmed we will let you know".

President Donald Trump's planned November visit to Ireland has been postponed, the Irish government said Tuesday, though the White House said only that the trip was up in the air.

The White House did not respond to requests for clarity on Ms Sander's comments.

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Brendan Howlin, the leader of the Labour Party in the Republic of Ireland, said that Mr Trump was "no friend of democracy or human rights".

The brief trip to Ireland was scheduled to take place as he made his way home from Armistice Day commemorations in France on November 11.

The White House had announced the visit on August 31, taking Varadkar by surprise.

Speaking to RTE radio earlier this month, Mr Varadkar said the prospect of a visit "came a little bit out of the blue". "No one seems to be the wiser in the government as to what is going on", Mr Martin said. "I think we have to treat his office with the respect it deserves".

According to Gavan Reilly, of Virgin Media News, 'U.S. officials in contact with Irish counterparts about planning it, say it won't go ahead'.

Mr Martin said it showed the need for some indication of when a United States ambassador would be appointed as, in the past, they had been a "key conduit" with American presidents.

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