Unbubbly Trump bigs up Varadkar ahead of St Patrick’s Day

US president praises Taoiseach’s popularity with céad míle fáilte in Oval Office

It’s no secret by now that, as an old Irish expression has it, Donald Trump has a great welcome for himself. But along with extending the céad míle fáilte to Leo Varadkar’s latest visit to the White House on Thursday, the president was unusually self-effacing, and concentrated on bigging his guest up instead.

“He’s a very popular man, doing a wonderful job,” he declared – possibly not having read the most recent opinion polls – as they spoke to the media in the Oval...
source: Irish Times

2019-03-15 01:46
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