Saturday 10 December 2016

'Enda Kenny is spineless ' - Aslan's Christy Dignam slams Taoiseach over Trump remarks

Published 11/11/2016 | 07:35

Christy Dignam. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Christy Dignam. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Enda Kenny spoke to US President-elect Donald Trump by telephone for 10 minutes

Aslan's Christy Dignam has called Taoiseach Enda Kenny a "spineless f**k" after he congratulated Donald Trump on being elected president of the United States.

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Dignam said Mr Kenny (inset) should have followed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's lead and sent Trump a restrained message of congratulations.

"Enda Kenny is spineless," Dignam told the Herald. "He was calling Trump a racist and disgusting and then he sent him his sincerest congratulations. I thought Enda then went and licked his a**e instead."

Dignam said it reflected very poorly on Mr Kenny if he can so easily abandon his opinions and beliefs.

Enda Kenny spoke to US President-elect Donald Trump by telephone for 10 minutes
Enda Kenny spoke to US President-elect Donald Trump by telephone for 10 minutes

"I mean, stick to your guns. I know he's a politician, but he could have gone the Merkel route and said, 'Look it, if we have to work together, we have to work together, but respect my terms'."

Dignam took particular offence when he heard Mr Kenny had congratulated Trump on behalf of the Irish people.

"I just want to say that might be the opinion of many Irish people, but it's not mine," he said.

Read more:  Taoiseach Enda Kenny offers 'sincere congratulations' of Irish people to Donald Trump

Asked if he would ever perform a gig in Trump's Doonbeg hotel, Dignam replied: "I would in me bol**x."

Mr Kenny issued a statement offering his "sincere congratulations" on Wednesday.

The two men spoke with each other yesterday, but Dr Merkel has been more reserved.

Read more: Enda Kenny questioned when he'll meet Trump to tell him he's 'racist'

In a statement she said: "Germany and America are connected by values of democracy, freedom and respect for the law and the dignity of man, independent of origin, skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation or political views.

"I offer the next president of the United States close cooperation on the basis of these values."

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