22/05/2019

Progressives And Democrats Urged To Work Together On Trump Protest

All progressives and democrats have been urged to work together to ensure Ireland sends a message that President Trump is not welcome here.

Making the call, Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, also said that the Irish government should not facilitate Donald Trump's re-election effort with managed events on the 5th June.

Sen. Ó Ríordáin said: "President Trump has worked to undermine the international order and destroy global efforts to tackle climate change. He has launched a trade war and just this week has ratcheted up tension in the Middle East with threats to Iran. He has worked to undermine any efforts to secure peace in Israel and Palestine, alongside courting the North Korean dictator.

"We know why Trump is visiting Ireland. It is to exploit the visit to appeal to Irish American voters in the 2020 Presidential election. We should not be facilitating his visit and providing highly managed PR opportunities.

"This man and his politics are not welcome in Ireland.

"Over the next fortnight progressives and democrats across all parties and none in Ireland must work together to ensure we send a clear message. In the next few days I intend to work with parties like the Greens and others to see how we can best do that."

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