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Wed Jun 5, 2019, 09:59 PM

Trump to Ireland: Post-Brexit border 'wall' will work out well

Credit to Rachel Maddow for the heads up.

I used to consider a Trump-like border wall in Ireland was a good idea for satire. Even Trump could not be this crazy, could he?

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Source: Politico

Trump to Ireland: Post-Brexit border ‘wall’ will work out well

The US president said Brexit ‘should be good’ for Ireland.

By JAMES RANDERSON 6/5/19, 7:41 PM CET Updated 6/5/19, 7:44 PM CET

Donald Trump wished Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar well with his country's border "wall" after Brexit, ahead of a one-to-one meeting between the two leaders.

The U.S. president flew to Ireland from a D-Day commemoration ceremony in Portsmouth on the south coast of England Wednesday — the culmination of his state visit to the U.K.

During a brief exchange before his meeting with Varadkar at Shannon Airport, near Ireland's west coast, Trump said to Varadkar: "Probably you'll ask me about Brexit because I just left some very good people who are very involved with Brexit."

"I think it will all work out very well, and also for you with your wall, your border," Trump added before drawing parallels with the U.S. southern border with Mexico. "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 replied, "I think one thing we want to avoid, of course, is a wall or border between us."

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Read more: https://www.politico.eu/article/donald-trump-to-ireland-leo-varadkar-post-brexit-border-wall-will-work-out-well/



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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:04 PM

1. So he wants to turn Ireland into something like Cold War Germany, eh?

Run a wall right through Belfast, too?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:09 PM

2. Trump doesn't know Ireland is not part of UK

 

The Irish border issue is what killed PM May’s Brexit deal.

A no-deal Brexit will be a disaster.

Trump is our Ignoramus-in-Chief.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 10:47 PM

3. Apparently he's unaware of the years of the "troubles"

That resulted in generations of violence, fighting and deaths.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jun 5, 2019, 11:49 PM

4. The Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland currently have an open border.

Clearly, Spanky doesn't know this. Northern Ireland voted against Brexit. Kudos to Varadkar for his response.

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