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Trump and the Irish

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Posted By: Magnante, 6/8/2019 9:24:18 AM

As an Irishman, I’m embarrassed at the treatment of the President of the United States on his recent visit to Ireland. His shabby reception in Ireland contrasts sharply with the red carpet treatment in London. Media reports that the Leo Varadkar (the Irish Prime Minister/Taoiseach) refused to meet at the Trump resort at Doonbeg. The hostile media is having a field day with this. (snip) Let me let you in on a secret -- the Irish are “taking the U.S. for a ride.” While they are glad to take U.S. dollars, they are willing to give little in return. Indeed many are happy to stab America in the back

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DeplorableVet 6/8/2019 9:32:18 AM (No. 93427)
Having spent a lot of time working in both England and Ireland, I'll take England any day of the week.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 6/8/2019 9:40:30 AM (No. 93435)
Trump wanted to meet at his golf club, the minor functionary insisted on meeting at the airport? And he got his way. Anyone else have a hard time swallowing this?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Ratslayer 6/8/2019 9:41:31 AM (No. 93440)
I was there several times during term of 43. The media always called him Bush Jnr. The Dublin 4 press is about anti-American as you will find anywhere. In their favorite words....In Dublin it's fook em in the west it's keck em.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: nina584 6/8/2019 9:44:34 AM (No. 93443)
Recently spent 10 days in Ireland. They can keep the whole island and their inedible Irish stew. The only nice part was Northern Ireland.Horrible breakfast too!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: StrikingViking 6/8/2019 10:04:58 AM (No. 93462)
The Irish are irritable on D-Day anniversarys. They sided with Hitler when the chips were down. Something about the enemy of my enemy is my friend, I think. They don't like to be reminded that they were on the wrong side of history on that historic day.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: ravenhaven 6/8/2019 10:05:25 AM (No. 93463)
Probably the most anti-Israel country in Europe. Ireland, I hardly knew ye.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bigfatslob 6/8/2019 10:31:53 AM (No. 93496)
When President Trump returns he should cancel St. Paddy's Day then add Ireland to the crap list that keeps extending since he became President.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Daisymay 6/8/2019 10:59:13 AM (No. 93514)
Apparently, among other things about the Irish Prime Minister, is he isn't very smart. Anyone who knows anything about President Trump, knows he doesn't take kindly to being mistreated while visiting a foreign country. If we are sending Ireland tons of money, look for that to be cut off in the near future! Trump ALWAYS comes out on top in these kinds of matters!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone 6/8/2019 11:32:46 AM (No. 93550)
During the bygone years of massive Irish immigration to the USA the Irish immigrants, whose religion trumped all other issues, were educated that the Democrat Party was the political party of Catholics and that the Republican Party was the political party of Protestants. With many Irish people that’s the way it remains today. During the Second World War, the socialist Irish Government referred to that war as being “The Emergency” and officially refused to side with the Allies. During that war many Irishmen went across to England, and as has been traditional in Ireland, joined the British Armed Forces, after the war and until recently those veterans were very shabbily treated by the Irish Government. I heard that many times as I was growing up, as my mother was born in Ireland to a US citizen father and an Irish citizen mother. Her first cousin, a Catholic Priest, rose up to be the Principal Catholic Chaplain to the British Army, served in France in 1940, was at Dunkirk, served all through the North African campaign with the British 7th Armored Division known as the desert rats, and took part in the invasions of Sicily and Italy where he was seriously wounded. It appears that the current socialist Irish Government, in keeping with European Union (EU) policies, is planning on opening Ireland’s borders to hundreds of thousands of “refugees” from Africa and the Middle East, most of them Muslims. With Ireland being a small country of less than 5 million people, such open immigration into Ireland of what will be only the first tranche of unlimited numbers of such “refugees”, is bound to have a profound affect on the future demographic and social composition of Ireland in the future. I’m just glad that my mother decided to come to the USA.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: GillyO 6/8/2019 11:51:11 AM (No. 93564)
My husband is from Ireland and his family there are all Trump supporters. They were disgusted with the disrespect shown by the Irish government to our President. However, the media hasn't been talking about what happened in Doonbeg, where Trump and his family are beloved. Eric and Don Jr are very popular because they enjoy going on a pub crawl in the town when they are visiting, and buy rounds for everyone, even though neither of them imbibe. At one point during his visit the local school brought a group of students to greet the President and he went over to speak and greet them to their great excitement. They love him in Doonbeg, and in a lot of towns outside Dublin. Their situation is much like mine was when I lived in California. The big cities run everything and the smaller rural areas suffer.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jlw509 6/8/2019 12:04:16 PM (No. 93573)
Ireland's proud accomplishment over the last few years consists of finding ever more thoroughgoing ways to reject their Christian identity, dishonor their parents and grandparents, contracept their partnering, divorce their spouses, bugger their brothers and abort their children --- thus breaking faith at every level, humanly speaking, and achieving a corresponding level of moral, social and spiritual disintegration. Ireland used to be justly called the "Island of Saints and Scholars." Now they look on their own decomposition with pride. Pride with a capital "P". May Divine Mercy --- somehow --- restore them. Us, too.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: The Remnants 6/8/2019 12:36:47 PM (No. 93604)
Abortion - Gay Marriage - Divorce If my parents came back from the grave to visit, they would not even recognize "the old dart", though I visited there twenty years ago and loved the country and its people. Whoever is responsible for "fundamentally transforming" the world knows its targets well.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Newtsche 6/8/2019 1:01:50 PM (No. 93620)
The land of happy wars and sad love gets its priorities wrong again.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Michaelus 6/8/2019 1:07:24 PM (No. 93630)
Little louche Leo knew there are no gay hookups in the men's rooms at Trump's clubs.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: BocaLaura 6/8/2019 1:18:32 PM (No. 93649)
Someone once wrote that the IRA wanted to turn Ireland into Cuba with a brogue. Sounds as though they've made progress.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: pros7767 6/8/2019 1:53:53 PM (No. 93689)
I had no idea! Thanks OP for posting this very educating article.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Socaworld 6/9/2019 8:48:49 AM (No. 94210)
When to Ireland once, for five days. Never go back. I thought the people were rude, dishonest, and in general behavior like grifters. The "highlight" was when I was nearly killed when my rental car literally had its steering wheel come off in my hands, and the car went off the road, down into a ditch. When I called the company for assistance, they told me to drive back to Dublin if I wanted to get another car.
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