Trump Cancels Ireland Visit, Catching Officials by Surprise

Cheryl Sanders
September 12, 2018

There were plans for Trump to spend one day in the capital before travelling to Doonbeg in County Clare where he owns a golf course. It said USA officials had "cited scheduling reasons". However, widespread reports emerging this afternoon suggest that he has cancelled the visit.

Trump announced in August that he would travel to Ireland as part of a trip to attend the November 11 commemoration in Paris of the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended World War One.

The visit would have been Trump's first to Ireland since becoming president.

"Help us to do so if you abhor his policies on climate change, refugee migration, trade wars, military expansion, economic inequality and the whole gung-ho, misogynistic, racially divisive show".

This would have been the US President's first visit to Ireland since he assumed office in January 2017.


The Green Party had called on the Irish government to cancel the visit.

Irish activists espousing left-wing and environmentalist causes had pledged to hold protests.

President Donald Trump's planned visit to Ireland in November has been cancelled.

The UK campaigners behind the controversial balloon said the Irish trip was an "excellent opportunity" to "troll" Mr Trump yet again.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, who as a cabinet minister opposed extending an invitation to Trump before changing his mind when he became prime minister, had described the trip as coming "a little bit out of the blue", but said the office of the US president must be respected.


Trump had been scheduled to stop in Ireland on his way back from commemorations of Armistice Day in France on November 11.

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar's administration was "caught totally unaware" when asked by the Independent - and a spokesman said he could not confirm any new developments.

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney said last week that the visit "will be controversial, because everything Donald Trump does these days is controversial".

Brendan Howlin, the leader of the Irish Labour Party, accused Trump of being "no friend of democracy and human rights" in an August 31 tweet calling on people to join anti-Trump protests.


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