Trump touts Brexit in Ireland, compares border with Britain to U.S.-Mexico border,...

Trump touts Brexit in Ireland, compares border with Britain to U.S.-Mexico border, Irish leader says he wishes to avoid a crisis, Trump says it will work out well

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President Donald Trump leaves Capitol Hill after attending after a
President Donald Trump leaves Capitol Hill after attending after a "Friends of Ireland" lunch an celebrating Irish American politicians on the eve of St. Patrick's Day. With him are, from left, former House Speaker Paul Ryan, Irish Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Vice President Mike Pence in March 2017. The president and First Lady Melania Trump visited Ireland on Wednesday. (Photo ©2018 Doug Christian/TMN)

(Audio: Trump with Irish Taoiseacht (Tea-shock) Leo Varadkar says “I think it will all work out very well, and also for you with your wall, your border”)

THE WHITE HOUSE – President Donald Trump waded into Irish politics minutes after he arrived in Ireland, comparing the possible result of the United Kingdom’s Brexit resolution cutting off Northern Ireland from Britain, to building a wall along the border between the United States and Mexico.

Sitting with Irish Defense Minister Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at Shannon Airport, Trump said:

(Audio: “I mean, we have a border situation in the United States, and you have one over here. But I hear it’s going to work out very well here.”)

Varadkar interjected, saying:

(Audio: Varadkar says that Ireland wished to avoid a border or a wall)

Trump interjected back, saying:

(Audio: “I think you do, I think you do. The way it works now is good, you want to try and to keep it that way. I know that’s a big point of contention with respect to Brexit. I’m sure it’s going to work out very well. I know they’re focused very heavily on it.”)

Doug Christian, The White House

 

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