US President has started his tour to Ireland by making comparison its post-Brexit border with Northern Ireland to the US border with Mexico, along which he wants to make a permanent wall.
The US President, sitting next to a visibly intolerable taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, heaped into the Brexit dispute minutes after Air Force One touched down at Shannon airport on Wednesday afternoon.
US President claimed, “ I think it will all work out very well, and also for you with your wall, your border,” he said at a joint press conference. I mean, 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.”
Irish politician Varadkar interrupted that Ireland wished to avoid a border or a wall, a keystone of the Irish policy.
The US President said, “I think you do, I think you do ”, he also added, “the way it works now is good, you want to try and keep it that way. I know that’s a big point of contention with respect to Brexit. I’m sure it’s going to work out very well. I know they’re focused very heavily on it. ”
In London, the US President met the Brexit politicians Nigel Farage, Owen Paterson and Duncan Smith, all of whom have executed the idea that the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland will be a problematic issue after the separation of Uk from EU.
The US President resonated their confidence in Shannon. He added, “ there are a lot of good minds thinking about how to do it and it’s going to be just fine. It ultimately could even be very, very good for Ireland. The border will work out.”
The Irish government has escalated an intense, three-year diplomatic effort, contending the rival, that Brexit threatens prosperity and peace on the island of Irelands.
The statements of the US Presidents were an inconvenient beginning to what is expected to be a low-key ending to his visit to Europe, with much of his time spent at his golf and hotel resort in Doonbeg, County Clare. US President started his journey from Shannon airport to his resort on the Atlantic coast through a helicopter ride.
After the departure of the US President, addressed to the media, Varadkar stated that he explained the history of the border and the problematic issues in their private meeting. According to him, “we talked Brexit. President Trump shares our objective to keep the border open. ”
He described that the US President had not explained why he thought Brexit could benefit Ireland. The two leaders also talked about trade, taxes, visas paid by US corporations along with operations Ireland.