Opinion Michael O'Doherty

Wednesday 25 April 2018

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

Donald Trump, inset Enda Kenny
Donald Trump, inset Enda Kenny
Michael O'Doherty

Michael O'Doherty

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.

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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