AAA Calls For Protest Against Donald Trump Visit

The Anti Austerity Alliance (AA) has called for a protest against Donald Trump after the US Presidential hopeful revealed he would be visiting Ireland next month.

In a series of tweets, the Republican Party candidate said he would be in Scotland on 22 June to visit his golf resorts in Turnberry and Aberdeen. He will then travel to Ireland to visit his Trump Doonberg club in Co Clare.

However, members of the AAA warned Mr Trump would not receive a warm welcome.

Paul Murphy TD said: "The last time Donald Trump visited Ireland, Finance Minister Michael Noonan rolled out the red carpet.

"We think that he should not be given any welcome this time, instead there should be a protest to send a clear message that he and his policies aren't welcome here and that we stand in solidarity with the thousands of people from all backgrounds who have protested against him in the U.S.

"Trump represents the 1%, the policies of the billionaire class. These are the same policies of the Troika, the IMF and the Irish government which have seen ordinary people in Ireland hammered by austerity in the interests' of bankers and bondholders over the last number of years."


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