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9/11/2018 2:04 pm  #1

Trump Cancels Planned Trip to Dublin

Irish officials were surprised to learn President Trump planned to stop by Ireland in November. Then they were surprised to learn he might not stop by after all. Now no one is certain whether or not they should be readying for a presidential visit. Can these folks do anything without it being a circus of the incompetent?

Irish government says Trump has scratched planned trip to Dublin this fall

President Trump has canceled a trip to Ireland, the Irish government said Tuesday, amid planned protests over his climate policies, international relations and treatment of immigrants, women and minorities.

The visit had been projected for November, when Trump is scheduled to be in Europe for a French commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

“We can confirm that the proposed visit of the U.S. president is postponed,” said Laura Durkan, a spokeswoman for Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. “The U.S. side has cited scheduling reasons.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement that Trump still plans to travel to Paris. “We are still finalizing whether Ireland will be a stop on that trip,” she said. “As details are confirmed we will let you know.”

The cancellation was first reported by the Irish Independent newspaper, which noted that political parties, including Labour and the Greens, had planned to protest the Nov. 12 visit to Dublin. Other protests were planned in Dublin and other Irish cities.
The White House had announced the visit on Aug. 31, taking Ireland by surprise.
When the trip was announced, Ireland’s Labour Party tweeted that Ireland is “an open and tolerant nation. Trump’s values are not our values, and there should be no welcome mat laid out for a man of his worldview.”

The tweet included a photo with a caption that said, “The invitation to Trump is unnecessary, unwelcome & unwise.”

Last edited by Goose (9/11/2018 2:13 pm)

We live in a time in which decent and otherwise sensible people are surrendering too easily to the hectoring of morons or extremists. 

9/11/2018 4:09 pm  #2

Re: Trump Cancels Planned Trip to Dublin

"Do not confuse motion and progress, A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress"

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