Wednesday 26 October 2016

'I'd vote for Trump before Clinton, it'd be more fun' - TV3's Vincent Browne

Published 02/02/2016 | 06:38

Vincent Browne
Vincent Browne

Broadcaster Vincent Browne has declared he would vote for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton because it would be “more fun”.

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The TV3 presenter said he would favour the controversial Republican candidate for the White House while making an argument that the Labour Party are “dreary”.

Having ridiculed Labour’s reaction to their 1pc rise in opinion polls at the weekend he asked Senator Susan O’Keeffe who she would vote for in Iowa.

Ms O’Keeffe, herself an election candidate in Sligo-Leitrim, said she would “probably” support the Democratic frontrunner.

“Oh I bet you would. What about Bernie Sanders the socialist? Oh, no way,” Mr Browne said.

The senator attempted to turn the tables back on Mr Browne and asked who would he chose between Trump and Clinton.

“Actually I’d vote for Donald Trump before I’d vote for Hillary Clinton. More fun, more fun,” laughed Mr Browne.

Ms O’Keeffe replied: “And more abusive. What an abusive man.”

But the presenter cut her off, stating: “The miserable people of the Labour Party who go to conferences while other people are out enjoying themselves would probably vote for Hillary Clinton because they don’t like fun.”

“I think you should probably go back and check some of the things that Donald Trump has said before you say that,” Ms O’Keeffe retorted.

Eventually Mr Browne conceded: “He’s an appalling man.”

Fianna Fail’s environment spokesman Barry Cowen, who was also a guest on Tonight with Vincent Browne, sat quietly trying not to laugh as the row unfolded.

Also on the show Mr Browne revealed that he will be absent from most of TV3’s election coverage as he requires medical treatment.

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