Donald Trump has cancelled his upcoming trip to Ireland

Posted September 12, 2018

The President was due to visit his golf course in Doonbeg, County Clare, and Dublin on the weekend of 10-11 November.

President Donald Trump has cancelled a planned trip to Ireland in November after attending Armistice Day commemorations in France, catching Irish officials by surprise, The Irish Independent reported Tuesday.

However, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Mr. Trump's schedule for his trip to Europe was not yet settled.

The U.S. President had planned to visit Dublin, and his five-star West Clare resort, on November 12th and 13th.

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"We are still finalising whether Ireland will be a stop on that trip".

"Help us to do so if you abhor his policies on climate change, refugee migration, trade wars, military expansion, economic inequality and the whole gung-ho, misogynistic, racially divisive show".

"Trump's positions and demeanor on every issue of the day, from climate to women's rights, from worldwide relations to political decency, represent the opposite of".

Large protests had been expected, including the appearance of the "Trump baby" balloon that flew in London during the president's visit to the July.

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As with his trip to the United Kingdom earlier this summer, a number of groups, supporting left-wing and environmentalist causes, had revealed plans to protest.

But an Irish government spokesman said the trip had been "postponed".

Varadkar said then that Trump's decision to accept an open invitation "came a little bit out of the blue".

That offer was reiterated by Mr Varadkar last March.

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The Green Party called on the Irish government to cancel President Trump's visit, when party leader Eamon Ryan tweeted he will be organizing a protest and called out for others to join him.