Taoiseach Has Asked US Governors For Advice On Dealing With Trump
Leo Varadkar has been asking US state governors how to deal with Donald Trump ahead of their meeting later this week.
The Taoiseach says he's not apprehensive about the meeting, but has asked the pro-Trump governors of Texas and Oklahoma how to approach The Donald.
The two governors have advised Mr Varadkar that the US leader is exactly as he appears on TV:
Leo Varadkar has been getting advice from a couple of US State Governors about how to deal with Donald Trump on Thursday pic.twitter.com/vbdCZYJ3jB— Sean Defoe (@SeanDefoe) March 12, 2018
Today, the Taoiseach is set the give the keynote speech at an event in Washington DC marking the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
Other speakers at today's event include former US special envoy to Northern Ireland George Mitchell and former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams.
The Taoiseach is moving on to the US capital after his trips to Austin, Dallas and the Native American territory of Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma in recent days.
The Taoiseach in Dealey Plaza in Dallas looking from the vantage point of JFK’s alleged shooter. “It’s a bit surreal, it’s a place that you hear about and you read about” pic.twitter.com/vEHDofLs9Y— Sean Defoe (@SeanDefoe) March 12, 2018