Saturday 24 June 2017

Why I travelled from Ardfinnan to America to vote for Trump

The US working classes have had enough of greedy neo-liberalists who have sowed disunity for too long

Donald Trump watches election results with family and supporters. Photo: PA
Donald Trump watches election results with family and supporters. Photo: PA

Bridget McIntyre

I voted for Donald Trump. My journey from Shannon to America last Monday morning was to do just that.

I cut my return trip to the US tight as my husband had recently broken his shoulder in Ireland and his recovery was slow. But, shoulder pain aside, we were not about to forgo our opportunity to put Trump right where he belongs - in the White House.

In the stark, cold dawn of Ardfinnan, Co Tipperary, my husband's niece, Saidhbh Sweeney, bundled us and our luggage into her tiny car and transported us to Shannon Airport.

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