Monday 27 March 2017

Kenny walks fine line as he plays to two different audiences in DC

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images
Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks during the Friends of Ireland Luncheon at the U.S Capitol in Washington, DC. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

America gets Enda Kenny. They love jokes like the one about the man in Cork who gave out to him for "blocking up Irish roads with people going to work".

Whereas we cringe that the idea of phrases like "this one is for you, baby", they burst into uncontrollable laughter.

And when he talks, they see an "extraordinary" and "exceptional" leader who has made Ireland great again.

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