- 12 Jul 18
At a press conference in Brussels, the US President made the unusual declaration
Donald Trump says Ireland likes him a lot and agrees with his views on immigration in a clip released from the President's post-Nato summit in Brussels by CNN.
The declaration was strange given the topic being discussed was whether the President would support a Hard Brexit for the UK. As Trump argued the move towards Brexit is down to Britain having similar views on immigration to himself, he included Ireland in the talk, linking the country with UK member state Scotland.
The clip, which can be seen below, is predictably rambling. Topics addressed by Trump in the two and a half minute time-frame include the many properties he owns in Ireland and Scotland, how he has nothing to say about Brexit, how he won the state of Wisconsin even though Ronald Reagan did not and finally, his sentiments about Ireland.
“Brexit means Brexit,” President Trump tells a NATO summit press conference; “I’ve been reading a lot about Brexit over the last couple of days... it’s not for me to say what they should be doing in the UK” https://t.co/KAnIGoxkgI pic.twitter.com/9fg69k8iqn
— CNN (@CNN) July 12, 2018
Trump is set to arrive in the UK for several days on a state visit which is likely to include continued discussions on NATO and Brexit,