In a White House visit with President Donald Trump, Ireland's Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar outlined a proposed deal on immigration and the undocumented, while Trump expressed interest in visit the Irish border with Northern Ireland.
US President Donald Trump told Irish leader Leo Varadkar he plans to visit Ireland, calling the Irish a “truly wonderful people.”
“I will, I love it,” he said, when asked would he visit Ireland, saying he had property there.
“I look forward to being there. It's a great country.” I'd go to the Border,” he said.
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar @campaignforleo meeting with @POTUS President Trump in the #WhiteHouse this morning #StPatricksDay pic.twitter.com/ZDbMXkNUNp— Embassy of Ireland USA (@IrelandEmbUSA) March 15, 2018
As the two leaders were in The Oval Office, Trump also noted that there were a “tremendous number” of Irish people living in New York
Varadkar stated they also had discussed immigration and Irish undocumented and found Trump was supportive.
“There was support and a good degree of enthusiasm from the administration to work on a solution for the thousands of undocumented Irish that are here but are hardworking, tax paying people who are very loyal to America.”
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"These are truly wonderful people, we love them" - US President Donald Trump welcomes Irish PM Leo Varadkar to the White House ahead of Saint Patrick's Day https://t.co/0kZAPeIhe9 pic.twitter.com/1Gw0qzAV3g— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 15, 2018
Varadkar described it as a “good meeting”.
“We also had an opportunity to talk about the Border. The President was very aware of the issues that affect Northern Ireland, and if there is a return to the hard border, and the president Is think is very much on our side in terms of looking for a solution.”