Trump to meet Varadkar in Ireland during Europe trip
US President Donald Trump will meet Leo Varadkar in Shannon for a ‘bilateral meeting’, a White House spokesman said.
US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will visit Ireland while on a visit to Europe in June, a White House spokesman has said.
Mr Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar will hold a “bilateral meeting” on June 5 in Shannon.
The trip has already been subject to reported controversy over the venue of the talks.
Rumours of a disagreement have been reported that focus on whether the meeting with Mr Varadkar would take place on Mr Trump’s property at Doonbeg – the president’s apparent preference – or on more neutral ground.
Irish authorities reportedly preferred nearby Dromoland Castle.
On Monday, it was reported that Mr and Mrs Trump would join the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall for afternoon tea while on a three-day visit to the UK, which begins on June 3.
The couple will also be guests of the Queen.
Campaigners are again hoping to fly a blimp, depicting the US president as a nappy-wearing baby, over London, after it was hoisted in Parliament Square during protests against the US leader’s last trip.
The protesters have been accused by former Tory chief whip Lord Jopling of “mindless idiocy”.
The visit to Ireland and the UK are part of Mr Trump’s wider trip to Europe, which will include events in France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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