Ireland says planned Trump visit in November cancelled

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met US President Donald Trump in Washington earlier this year

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met US President Donald Trump in Washington earlier this year

The planned visit of US President Donald Trump to Ireland in November has been cancelled.

"The US side has cited scheduling reasons", he added.

In August, the White House announced President Trump would be visiting Ireland as part of a trip to Paris on November 11th to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the first World War.

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, however, said Tuesday that the visit might still happen, the Guardian reports.

US politicians, including Trump's predecessor, former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaPollster: Rasmussen Research has a pro-GOP bias Democracy is alive in Trump era Senate's antics are a reminder of why colleges need to step up MORE, have often visited the country, to which around 33 million Americans trace their heritage. "We are still finalizing whether Ireland will be a stop on that trip", she said.

"The President will go to Paris in November, as previously announced, and we still agree on whether Ireland stop on this trip".

President Trump welcomes Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar for a St. Patrick's Day reception at the White House in Washington, March 15, 2018.


During a regular press briefing, a spokeswoman for the State Department said she could not answer a question from USA press about the Irish visit.

Politicians and activists in Ireland had indicated they would hold protests during Mr Trump's visit.

Donald Trump has reportedly cancelled a deliberate day out to Eire decrease than two weeks after it turned into announced by the White Residence.

Some opposition parties in Ireland had protested the trip taking place at all.

The reaction has been a joyous one while others have called for the millions that would have been invested in a Trump visit to be spent on much needed areas including healthcare, mental health services and combating the homeless crisis.

Brendan Howlin, leader of the Labour Party in the Republic, said Mr Trump was "no friend of democracy or human rights".

That summit, in Helsinki, led to widespread criticism that Trump was deferential to Putin and did not challenge him about Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election.

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