Friday 9 December 2016

Political buffoonery allied to small-minded gombeenism? Donald Trump and the Irish government and are made for each other

Published 06/06/2016 | 07:04

Donald Trump, inset Enda Kenny
Donald Trump, inset Enda Kenny

Two years ago, Donald Trump's visit to his newly-acquired Doonbeg resort in Co Clare saw one of the most embarrassing episodes of Enda Kenny's leadership of the country. The minister for finance, a mini-Riverdance ensemble and a giant red carpet were rolled out to greet the arrival of The Donald.

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Yes, he had promised to invest in the area and protect a couple of hundred jobs which had been at risk.

However, even then there was a stench about Trump that made such brown-nosing particularly unappetising. These were suspicions that were only to be confirmed.

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