A decision regarding Taoiseach Enda Kenny meeting Trump on St Patrick's Day is to go ahead, despite the entire country wanting him to cancel the meeting.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that Trump recently banned people, particularly Muslims, from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the US. According to RTÉ, Enda will meet up with Trump 'in order to maintain the historically strong links between the Irish and American peoples.'
However, Kenny's visit to the 'land of the free' (lol), will allow him to 'outline, in person, his Government's views on a range of issues, including business and economic ties, immigration and other matters of common interest.' There has been an outcry from other political parties such as People Before Profit, Labour and the Green Party urging the Taoiseach to cancel the visit.
All three parties have asked Kenny to cancel visiting the fake-tanned business mogul, to let Trump know that Ireland does not agree with what Trump stands for. People have took to Twitter to share their opinions on the matter:
If Enda Kenny does that whole smarmy shamrocky thing with racist, sexist, fascist Trump in March people here are going to lose it ☘️☘️☘️
— Roisin Ingle (@roisiningle) January 29, 2017
Almost 1,000 people have signed the petition urging Enda Kenny not to meet President Trump on St Patrick's Day. https://t.co/FlF8pm2LeL
— Jason Kennedy (@jasonpkennedy) January 29, 2017
10,000 people have now signed the petition calling on Enda Kenny to rethink his meeting with Trump on Patrick's Day https://t.co/TW3vETXy3k
— Christine Bohan (@ChristineBohan) January 29, 2017
Enda Kenny seriously needs to shove the US out of Irish airports. Cut Trump off. Pre-clearance isn't worth facilitating fascism.
— Aisling Tomb-ey 🥀 (@taisling) January 29, 2017
Current US policy would see Irish famine ships turned away. Enda Kenny's bootlicking political strategy is to appeal to Trump's 'big heart'
— Mark Malone (@soundmigration) January 28, 2017
Following up on this, if @EndaKennyTD refuses to cancel his plans to visit Trump, in March, then we visit a march upon Enda Kenny
— JP Jordan, Future Ghost (@jp_jordan) January 30, 2017
Well it seems the Irish public know what they stand for.
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