'Michael D should just have a show where he talks' - the best reaction to President Higgins' Late Late Show interview
Published 23/09/2016 | 22:12
None other than President Michael D Higgins visited the RTE studios for the Late Late Show on Friday night.
The president spoke about his plans for the future, his life as president and his visions for a new Ireland.
And there was nothing but love shown for the Áras resident on the social media machine.
Host Ryan Tubridy found it difficult to get a word in as President Higgins entertained the audience with a few stories from his life as a young man.
"Sorry for going on," he apologised during the interview.
"You're not going on, you can talk, you're president of Ireland!", Tubridy replied.
When asked if he would run for a second term as president, the President replied;
"I knew you would ask me that.
"You were at the Ploughing. I said I'll say to him when he's at the Ploughing in 2018 I'll have made my decision by then.
"If I make any comment now, it would interfere with the programme I planned out, the things I am doing in 2017 and 2018. I am going to Vietnam in November.
"It's a great privilege to be President of Ireland," he continued.
"The best way the President can fulfil that role is you must have respect for the Constitution, you must protect the ceremonial because it's important, you're representing the people of Ireland at home and abroad."
Here is some of the best reaction to the interview online:
Proud to have an ex ESB clerk, trained silver service waiter, poet and Donegal tweed lover as our president! #latelate— gillian duffy (@gillianroseduff) September 23, 2016
Not a huge President Higgins fan, but he’s a very funny man. Seems to have a great humility about him as well. #LateLate— Tom Hackett (@tweatycity) September 23, 2016
Ireland may have its faults, but we produce some damn fine Presidents. Loving Michael D's storytelling! #LateLate— Alan Regan (@alan_regan) September 23, 2016
We want MichaelD Lego mini figs #LateLate— Larry Taylor (@Lartaylor) September 23, 2016
Can Michael D be our President forever!! #LateLate— Aoife Dowd (@aoifedowd) September 23, 2016