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IrelandTrump meets Varadkar: US President says he intends to visit Ireland this year, criticises May's handling of Brexit

08:15  15 march  2019
08:15  15 march  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Trump criticises May ’ s handling of Brexit , saying he is surprised “how badly” it has gone. Leo Varadkar meeting President Donald Trump And when we get to the end of this current phase of negotiations, which I hope is very soon, then I will set out how I intend to exercise that mandate.

He said that while he was "open to further discussions" with the UK government about post- Brexit How did Northern Ireland parties react to Leo Varadkar ' s visit ? The taoiseach travelled to Belfast to Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay and EU negotiator Michel Barnier will hold talks in Strasbourg on

Trump meets Varadkar: US President says he intends to visit Ireland this year, criticises May's handling of Brexit Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting President Donald Trump at the White House Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has said he intends to visit Ireland this year.

Mr Trump is meeting Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office this afternoon where Brexit is high on the agenda for talks.

The US president said he was disappointed not to visit Ireland in 2018 and that he hopes to do so this year.

Trump meets Varadkar: US President says he intends to visit Ireland this year, criticises May's handling of Brexit © Catalyst Images U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young

He said that he and Mr Varadkar are becoming "fast friends" and he acknowledged the Taoiseach is in a "complicated position" due to Brexit.

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US President Donald Trump said he plans to visit Ireland , describing the Irish as “truly wonderful people.” Mr Varadkar also confirmed he would extend an invitation to Mr Trump to visit Ireland , despite stating last year that 2 MPs have voted overwhelmingly to reject Theresa May ’ s Brexit deal.

US President Donald Trump will visit Ireland in November to "renew the deep and historic ties" The Government confirmed the news, saying Taoiseach Leo Varadkar expects the US President for a It is understood that Mr Trump will visit Doonbeg in Co Clare, where he owns a golf course, and that a

Mr Trump also complained about how the European Union has treated the US in trade talks.

On his plans to visit Ireland Mr Trump said: "I'll be coming at some point during the year. I missed it last time but I would have loved to have been there. It's a special place."

He said he has a "very warm spot" for Doonbeg, where he owns a golf resort.

Trump meets Varadkar: US President says he intends to visit Ireland this year, criticises May's handling of Brexit © Catalyst Images U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2018. REUTERS/Jim Young

"It's just a great place," Mr Trump added.

Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, the US President said the US will stay out of Britain's negotiations over Brexit.

But he criticised British Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of the talks.

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Brexit , the border and a US presidential visit to Ireland are discussed as Taoiseach meets Trump in Washington. Asked by reporters whether he planned to visit Ireland , President Trump indicated that he would. He also said that "the United States has helped build modern Ireland , one that is

Mr Trump said he wants to visit his property in Co Clare and may do so before the re-election campaign starts. The two leaders talked about He said : "I will, I love it, I love it. I have property there and I may never get to see it again but I will tell. Asked if he would play golf here, Mr Trump said : "I

Mr Trump said he wants Brexit talks to work out but was surprised at how badly the negotiations have gone, adding that Mrs May did not listen to his suggestions on how to negotiate.

Mr Trump also said he did not think another vote on Brexit would be possible because it would be unfair, and reiterated that he would like to see a US trade deal with the UK after it leaves the EU.

Mr Varadkar said he looked forward to discussing Brexit with Mr Trump and that he would like to see a European trade deal with the United States.

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